school zone Photo Allan Reinikka / The Morning Bulletin
school zone Photo Allan Reinikka / The Morning Bulletin Allan Reinikka

School zones return along with students

MOTORIST are being urged to slow down today as children across Bundaberg return to school for the beginning of term four.

RACQ spokeswoman Renee Smith said motorists needed to be alert for children riding bikes, getting out of vehicles and crossing roads.

"With school back in session it's vital for motorists to take extra care on our roads and remember school zones are back in force from this morning," Ms Smith said.

"Drivers must remember to reduce their speed to 40km/h in school zones on weekdays from 7-9am and 2-4pm, unless otherwise signed.

"Speed limits are set for a reason - to give motorists time to react to the unexpected and to reduce vehicle stopping distances."

Ms Smith said if motorists were speeding through school zones they should expect to get caught.

"It's not just dangerous to speed through school zones, it's illegal," she said.



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