As schools re-open in Western Australia drivers and other road users are being urged to be extra vigilant.

Road Safety Commissioner Adrian Warner has warned that with many students returning to school for term two, there will be an increase in vehicles on the road, as well as people riding and walking.

“Children can be more unpredictable around the roads, especially with the added excitement of seeing their school, friends and teachers again after the school holidays and COVID-19 distancing measures,” said Mr Warner.

“Parents need to drop students off outside the schools due to the COVID-19 pandemic, so extra care is required to ensure the kids have a safe return to school.”

Parents are also encouraged to discuss safe road use with their children, including reminders about wearing helmets if riding or scooting to school and how to safely cross the road.

School zones are also in operation which means the 40km/h speed limit will apply between 7.30am and 9am and from 2.30pm and 4pm.