School Zones are back in Wentworth Shire

February 6, 2024 6:44 am in by

The 40km/h speed limit in school zones helps to protect children on their way to and from school. The lower speed limit reduces the risk and potential severity of a crash.

School zone days in Wentworth Shire include:

Term 1 – Tuesday 6 February to Friday 12 April (inclusive)

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Term 2 – Monday 29 April to Friday 5 July (inclusive)

Term 3 – Monday 22 July to Friday 27 September (inclusive)

Term 4 – Monday 14 October to Friday 20 December (inclusive)

40km/h school zones are in force on all notified school days. These exclude weekends, public holidays and public school holidays.

Families have an important part to play in keeping children safe around roads. Never drop off or meet your child on the opposite side of the road to the bus stop or call them across the road. Always drop them off or meet them on the same side of the road as the bus stop. Remind your children to always wait until the bus has gone before choosing a safe place to cross the road.

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Talk to your children about Stop! Look! Listen! Think! every time they cross the road:

• Stop one step back from the kerb.

• Look continuously both ways.

• Listen for the sounds of approaching traffic.

• Think weather it is safe to cross and keep checking until safely crossed.

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For Motorists:

• Lights flash on buses to warn motorists that buses are picking up and dropping off children.

• You must slow down to 40km/h when overtaking or passing a bus displaying flashing light, unless a lower speed limit applies.

You can help keep children safe by:

• Sticking to the speed limit and following road rules in school zones.

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• Slowing down to 40km/h when bus lights are flashing, unless a lower speed limit applies.

• Looking out for children crossing the road near bus stops, in school zones or along bus routes.

• Giving way to buses when they merge back into traffic.

Learn more about school zones in NSW: