Slow down in school zones
Slow down in school zones Zach Hogg BUNSPE

Slow down in school zones

ON THE first day back at school students weren't the only ones writing lines as Bundaberg Police patrol group were out in force writing traffic infringement notices.

Bundaberg Police officers issued tickets in school zones between 7:30 - 9am, 2:30 - 4pm and one officer was writing between 11:45am and 12:30pm at an all day school zone.

There were seven tickets issued to drivers who exceeded the speed on day one with another two added this morning.

On the first day four drivers exceeded speed the limit in school zone by at least 13km/h but not more than 20km/h with a consequence of $235 and three demerit points.

Three exceeded speed limit in school zone by less than 13km/h which saw a fine of $157 and one demerit point each.

With two more drivers caught exceeding the limit by 20km/h this morning.

Bundaberg Police Road Unit officer-in-charge Marty Arnold said the two drivers who were caught today had forgotten the school zones and were driving at 60km/h in the 40km/h school zone.

"In general most people are actively switched on to remember the school zones," he said.

"We do this in the first week back in particular to remind people.

"We are there in the open for everyone to see us. And out of the several hundred people who see us we hope it will twig in their memories for future."

Operation Back to School will continue for the rest of the week in morning and afternoon.



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