Police remind motorists of 40km/h zones as schools return

BACK TO SCHOOL: Parkes motorists are reminded of the 40km/h school speed zones are active again as students and teachers return to class this week.
BACK TO SCHOOL: Parkes motorists are reminded of the 40km/h school speed zones are active again as students and teachers return to class this week.

Police are reminding commuters to travel safely on roads across the Parkes Shire and NSW as students and teachers return from school holidays.

Students and teachers return to class this week as 40km/h school zones become active again from 8am to 9.30am and 2.30pm to 4pm.

Officers will maintain continue its strong presence patrolling our roads to keep the community safe.

Everyone knows of the 40km/h limit in school zones, which have been in place for many years.

Assistant Commissioner Karen Webb

Motorists are urged to stick to the speed limits.

"We want everyone to arrive at their destination safely, as students go back to school," Commander of Police Transport Command North/Central Sector, Detective Acting Superintendent Todd Cunningham, said.

"Police are here to help, so if you see any suspicious activity, anti-social behaviour or crime, please report it to Crime Stoppers - or Triple Zero if it's an emergency."

Traffic and Highway Patrol Command officers will also be out in force on roads across the state to ensure motorists are driving safely and observing the 40km/h school zones.

Traffic and Highway Patrol Commander, Assistant Commissioner Karen Webb, said officers will continue targeting those who are speeding, double parking, or using phones in school zones, to keep students safe.

"Everyone knows of the 40km/h limit in school zones, which have been in place for many years," she said.

"It's our expectation people comply with it and other safety requirements."

Drivers wanting additional reminders of the speed limit can also download the Speed Advisor App, which provides audio alerts about speed limit changes, including when you enter a school zone, or if you are speeding.

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