Motorists are being urged to slow down and observe the 40km/h speed limit around school zones, which have come back into effect after the school holidays.
School staff return to work on Wednesday ahead of the start of term one, with most state school students returning on Thursday.
The 40km/h school speed zones operate across NSW and ACT at all school sites on gazetted school days (including school development days). Motorists should drive no faster than 40km/h through school zones.
Most school zones operate from 8:00am to 9.30am and from 2.30pm to 4pm on gazetted school days in NSW and from 8am to 4pm in the ACT. School zones operate and are enforced on pupil free days because pupil free days can vary from school to school.
Consistent operation of school zones aims to reduce driver confusion, which improves the safety of school children. There are a small number of non-standard school zone times in NSW and ACT. They are identified by red/orange school zone signs to show non-standard times. Signs at these schools show the times that apply.
Do you find it difficult to keep up with school zone operating times?