Back To School

08 October 2018
Back To School

Drivers are being urged to slow down and be cautious around school zones next week as the back to school rush gets underway.

Reduced speed limits will be back in place outside schools across Victoria from Tuesday 30 January, to keep kids safe as they head back to school for 2018.

Speed limits will drop to either 40km/h or 60km/h outside schools in the morning from 8am to 9:30am, and in the afternoon from 2:30pm to 4pm, Monday to Friday.

School speed zones are designed to improve road safety and keep our children safe, while taking into account issues such as high traffic volumes, peak school pedestrian hours and school holidays.

The school speed zone limits are clearly signposted with permanent speed limit signs, advance warning signs, time based signs or electronic variable signs.

Allowing children to get to places on their own helps them develop self-confidence and independence, get to know their neighbourhoods and get their recommended one hour of physical activity a day.

School speed limits will apply from Tuesday 30 January to the end of the school year on Friday 21 December (Monday to Friday, except for school holidays and public holidays).

Drivers must obey reduced speed limits outside all schools on these days even if an individual school is closed.

  • Term 1 - 29 January 2018* to 29 March 2018
  • Term 2 - 16 April 2018 to 29 June 2018
  • Term 3 - 16 July 2018 to 21 September 2018
  • Term 4 - 8 October 2018 to 21 December 2018

* Monday 29 January, 2018 is a student-free day in all government schools to allow for appropriate planning to take place for the arrival of students.

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