School zone reminder

Motorists are reminded to abide by the 40km/h school zones. d414847
Motorists are reminded to abide by the 40km/h school zones. d414847

The local suburb finished fifth with 642 infringements in 2013, 1400 behind Meadow Springs which finished with the most.

Road Safety Minister Liza Harvey reminded drivers to abide by the 40km/h school zones, saying it was the responsibility of everyone to ensure schools remained a safe place for children.

‘It is so easy for parents and children to be distracted in and around schools, especially in the first few weeks of the school year,’ she said.

‘Children are one of our most vulnerable road users. They can be unpredictable and given they are smaller in size, they can be harder to see.

‘I think there is a wider message here that regardless of whether you are in a 40km/h zone, as a road user you have a responsibility to look out for our kids on roads.’

Hamilton Senior High School principal Donna McDonald said speeding motorists were an ‘occasional problem’ near her school.

‘Duty teachers record and report the licence number of vehicles that are a danger to pedestrians and our students to the police,’ she said.

‘Our message to motorists is ‘Please slow down and show care for the future leaders of our community’.’