Remember: School zones are still operating during COVID-19 restrictions

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Senior Constable Rebecca McMeniman on 

The Queensland Government have recently announced that students will be slowly returning to schools as of May 11 and police on the Sunshine Coast will be paying particular attention that motorists are still abiding by the school zone regulations.

There has been a recent decrease in traffic around school zones due to the COVID-19 restrictions however, school zone regulations are still in force as children are still in attendance and schools have not been closed.

Police will be targeting:

  • School zones, including speeding offences in 40km/h zones
  • Parking and no standing zone offences in relation to the drop off and pickup of children at schools
  • School crossings
  • Any other offences detected around schools

Parents are reminded to park in the designated areas to ensure that children are not put at risk by walking out onto roadways between parked cars and to follow the directions of school crossing supervisors to ensure the safety of children on their way to or from school.

Police also urge parents to familiarise themselves with school drop-off and pick-up practices, discuss with their children rules for school zones, and to obey the road rules around school zones, in particular the 40km/h speed zone.

Police would like to take this opportunity to remind parents to talk to their children about the basics of road safety.

 

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