School zone safety
Tips to remember
- Pay attention to signs
- Avoid using your phone
- Take extra care in school zones
Safety advice for drivers around school zones
Stay below 40 in school zones
Be sure you can stop in an emergency.
At 40 km/h it will take you around 20m, or the length of 2 buses, to stop in good conditions.
Children are small, unpredictable and hard to see. They can and do step out on to the road unexpectedly.
Make sure you can stop safely. Stay below 40 in school zones.
Double parking puts kids at risk
It is illegal and highly dangerous.
Double-parked vehicles are frequently hit from behind, putting all passengers, including those entering or exiting the vehicle, at risk.
- reduce the line of sight for other drivers and pedestrians
- force other vehicles to travel around the double parked vehicle, often on the wrong side of the road
- obstruct legally parked vehicles from joining a moving traffic lane.
No stopping at any time
No stopping zones are clearly marked.
Never stop in these areas, for any reason.
No stopping zones give clear lines of sight for drivers and pedestrians, helping everyone to spot hazards and avoid crashes.
Last updated: Tuesday, 15 April 2014