Drivers urged to obey traffic rules as school returns
Published on 27 January 2019
Mildura Rural City Council is urging drivers to take extra care around school crossings this week as students return to class across the district.
Portfolio Councillor for Community Safety Gavin Sedgmen said the resumption of school this week meant school speed zones would once again be in place, while Council’s school crossing supervisors would manage students crossing the road.
From this week, speeds near schools will be limited to either 40km/h or 60km/h from 8am to 9.30am or 2.30pm to 4pm Monday to Friday.
“With the Christmas and New Year holiday break we’ve become used to travelling along Deakin, San Mateo and Ontario Avenues, and other areas around schools, without needing to slow down for school speed zones or school pedestrian crossings,” Cr Sedgmen said.
“The resumption of school this week means conditions will be very different in these areas, with more road and foot traffic and additional road rules to take note of.
“We urge drivers to be mindful of this and drive accordingly.
“Equally, parents dropping off or picking up students from school are reminded to do so safely and take note of any signage and direction in relation to parking and designated pick-up/drop-off areas.”
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