Drivers are reminded to slow down and take extra care in school zones across New South Wales (NSW), with schools remaining open for families who need it.

Minister for Transport and Roads Andrew Constance says school zone speed limits are being enforced, even though most children are learning from home due to Covid-19.

“Even though most children are learning from home, we need to make sure we protect those children who are at school by being extra vigilant,” Constance said.

“At the end of July, we saw the number of people caught speeding in school zones reach more than 150 percent above the pre-lockdown average. While there has been some improvement, there are still far too many drivers doing the wrong thing now.

“From 2016 to 2020, two children were killed, 36 were seriously injured and another 76 were injured while walking in active school zones – we need everyone to work together to reduce these shocking numbers.”

Higher fines and demerit points also apply to certain driving and parking offences committed within school zones.