Maroochydore Police are asking motorists to slow down on our roads, especially around our schools now that the new term has started.
On Wednesday, January 28, local police were out and about patrolling school zones.
Operations Leader at Maroochydore Police Station, Acting Senior Sergeant Aaron Rose said overall he was happy with how motorists behaved during high peak times, with many of them slowing down in school zones.
“Most motorists did obey the 40km/h school zones, however police issued four infringement notices for speeding around schools,” Acting Senior Sergeant Rose said.
“There was one ticket issued for driving more than 13km/h over the speed limit and three drivers were issued fines for travelling up to 12 km/h over the speed limit.
Excessive speeds around schools are dangerous and police will continue to monitor school zones for the safety of the community.”
In addition to speeding infringement notices, police fined a driver for allegedly driving an unregistered and uninsured vehicle, a driver allegedly detected using a hand-held mobile phone and another fined for allegedly excessively revving his vehicle out of the school carpark.
Local police also attended a school in Kuliun and spoke to parents about using the pedestrian loading zone correctly, with many stating that they were unaware that they couldn’t park in a loading zone even for a few minutes.
All parents were reminded that the loading zone is for dropping off and picking up only and the driver must remain in the car and leave within two minutes.