Meadow Springs drivers fail to pass school zone safety test

In a move to reverse the figures police will tighten their presence in the area and show zero tolerance for school zone speeding.

Acting Superintendent Ian Clarke urged all motorists to drive the way they expect others to drive when near their own children.

‘Be vigilant and resist distraction, drive to the conditions which may mean driving well belowt the 40km/h limit and be cautious as children may not be aware of the traffic around them,’ Supt Clarke said.

‘Police will continue to target poor driver behaviour in these zones to protect some of the most vulnerable members of our community.’

Road Safety Minister Liza Harvey said the figures showed people were not getting the message. ‘Children are some of our most vulnerable road users.’ she said.

‘They can be unpredictable and harder to see.’

The next four suburbs on the list were Gosnells with 864, Willetton with 734, Claremont with 663 and Hamilton Hill with 642 speeding offences.

The 40km/h is in force on school days between 7.30am and 9am and 2.30 to 4pm, within marked zones.