17 April, 2023
School holidays end 40km/h zones return
POLICE are reminding motorists to re-familiarise themselves with the school zones and school zone times in their local areas with kids returning to school on Monday.
Parents and caregivers are asked to please follow signage around their local schools and ensure they are parking in the correct zones and not causing congestion by double parking or overstaying stated wait times in school collection zones.
Cairns District Crime Prevention Unit acting sergeant Heidi Marek is imploring drivers to be safe and aware around school zones.
“Please help ensure the safety of our younger members of the community by slowing down and taking extra care in the school zones,” she said.
Sgt Marek has also issued a warning to people who are returning to the region from holiday and are travelling to “take their time” and “don’t take any unnecessary risks”.
“Please ensure you plan adequate rest breaks, drive to the conditions and adhere to posted speed limits,” she said.