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Before you drive:
If you feel tired when driving:
Sleep is the only cure
There is a 40km/h speed limit for traffic passing a school bus that is setting down or picking up school children. This speed limit is for all traffic travelling in the same direction as the bus, whether the bus is stationary or moving.
Parents should ensure that their child always uses the school crossing as this is the safest point of entry to the school.
Where there is a school crossing supervisor at a school crossing, pedestrians must wait on the footpath, at least one step back from the edge of the road, until the school crossing supervisor indicates that it is safe to cross.
Drivers must not proceed until the crossing supervisor’s hand-held sign is no longer displayed, or until the crossing supervisor indicates that the motorist may proceed through the crossing.
At an unsupervised children’s crossing when ‘CHILDREN CROSSING’ flags are displayed, drivers must stop at the white line if pedestrians are waiting to cross at the crossing. Drivers must remain stationary until the crossing is completely clear of pedestrians. A children’s crossing is a part‑time crossing that operates before and after school hours, and at times when children are using the crossing, such as for excursions or during lunchtimes.
40 kmh school zones
Most 40km/h school zones operate between 8am and 9.30am and from 2.30pm till 4pm. The 40km/h school zone speed limit must be observed even if school children cannot be seen.
A 40km/h school zone operates on all gazetted school days including staff development days (pupil free days).
While some schools may operate on different term dates, school zone speed limits must be adhered to during NSW Government determined school terms.
Centre for Road Safety Newsletter
The Centre For Road Safety website accessible at http://roadsafety.transport.nsw.gov.au/index.html contains a huge range of helpful information for drivers, cyclists and pedestrians including:
The link to crash data (interactive crash statistics) will allow local councils to access useful data
The new Get Your Hand Off It TV commercial. This can be used by councils in social media
Buying a new car? The ANCAP website can help you to choose the safest vehicle for your needs. It is accessible at http://www.ancap.com.au/home