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The Mayor of the City of Canterbury Bankstown has issued a timely reminder to motorists, as school resumes for Term 3.
Council has provided flyers to local schools which are being encouraged to distribute them to parents and guardians of students, relating to school zone safety.
Mayor Khal Asfour said the
Driving Safe in and around School Zones
flyer has been produced in English, English, Arabic, Vietnamese and Cantonese.
"More than 67,000 students have returned to local schools, so it is timely to emphasise the importance for motorists to be safe, cautious and obey the road rules," he said.
"If motorists do the wrong thing in a school zone, they are placing the lives of children at risk.
"So, please be warned. I have no sympathy for anyone fined for breaking the road rules in a school zone."
The Mayor’s warning follows the NSW Government’s decision to introduce tougher penalties for such offences. They are:
Stop within 20 metres of an intersection, with traffic lights
(in school zone)
Stop on/near children’s crossing (in school zone)
Stop within 10 metres of an intersection
(no traffic lights; in school zone)
Stop on/near pedestrian crossing (in school zone)
Disobey no stopping sign (in school zone)
Stop in bus zone (in school zone)
Double park (in school zone)
Stop at/near bus stop (in school zone)
Obstruct access to ramp/path/passageway (in school zone)
Stop on/across driveway (in school zone)
Not parallel park in direction of travel (in school zone)
Parallel park close to dividing line/strip (in school zone)
Disobey no parking sign (in school zone)
To see the full list of school zone penalties, visit rms.nsw.gov.au
1/08/2018 8:56 AM