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School zones should be safe zones

School zones should be safe zones City of Canterbury Bankstown Mayor, Khal Asfour, is reminding motorists to be safe, cautious and to obey the road rules, as school resumes for Term 2. No  

City of Canterbury Bankstown Mayor, Khal Asfour, is reminding motorists to be safe, cautious and to obey the road rules, as school resumes for Term 2.

Mayor Asfour said the safety of children all over the City, particularly in and around school zones, should be a priority for all.

"The road rules are in place to protect our children – mine and yours – so everyone needs to follow them," Mayor Asfour said.

"Our Officers issued more than 400 fines in Term 1 for school zone offences, the majority of which were simply avoidable, including disobeying no stopping signs; stopping in bus stops; double parking and ignoring no parking signs.

"It appears many of the offenders continue to be the parents of the children our laws have been introduced to protect. As a dad of three beautiful children myself, it makes absolutely no sense."

More than $112,000 in fines was collected by Council last term, which will go towards funding Council’s road safety education programs. These include:

  • The Community and Road Education Scheme (CARES), where students aged 10-12 years attend a road education program;
  • Council’s Road Safety Officers attending Kindergarten orientation days and P&C meetings to talk about road safety;
  • Hold My Hand presentations to local preschools, so that children learn the importance of being with an adult at all times near roads; and
  • Producing and distributing educational material on school zone safety, to local primary schools, in multiple languages.

Beverly Hills North Public School Principal, Anne Davis, said education on road safety was key.

"We’re very focused on regularly reminding our school community that road safety should be top of mind around our school and around others," she said. "We encourage parents to be mindful of the road rules while around the school, with a particular focus on safely parking in and around the school, and the correct use of pedestrian crossings.

"We’re really proud of the road safety education our kids receive, as part of their schooling – teaching children early about road safety, doing the right thing and being aware of what’s happening around them is key."

Starting from this week, and continuing throughout the school term, Council officers will be working closely with Police – patrolling local schools to ensure drivers are obeying the road rules.

"We have more than 67,000 school-aged students across our City, who make their way to and from school every day," Mayor Asfour said.

"We need to make sure we’re conscious of these children, and their families, when we get behind the wheel.

"Every motorist needs to stop and think how they would want other motorists to drive, when around their child’s school."

 

 Offence

Fine

Demerit points

Stop at intersection in school zone

$439

2

Stop within 20 metres of an intersection (traffic lights; in school zone)

$439

2

Stop on/near children’s crossing (in school zone)

$439

2

Stop with 10 metres of an intersection (no traffic lights; in school zone)

$439

2

Stop on/near children’s crossing (in school zone)

$439

2

Stop on/near pedestrian crossing (in school zone)

$439

2

Stop on/near marked foot crossing (in school zone)

$439

2

Disobey no stopping sign (in school zone)

$330

2

Stop in bus zone (in school zone)

$330

2

Double park (in school zone)

$330

2

Stop at/near bus stop (in school zone)

$330

2

Stop on path/strip in built-up area (in school zone)

$330

2

Obstruct access to ramp/path/passageway (in school zone)

$330

2

Stop on/across driveway (in school zone)

$330

2

Not parallel park in direction of travel (in school zone)

$330

2

Parallel park close to dividing line/strip (in school zone)

$330

2

Disobey no parking sign (in school zone)

$183

2

Stop on painted island (in school zone)

$183

2

Stop on traffic island (in school zone)

$183

2


 8/05/2018 10:12 AM