Safety in School Zones

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School zone times

Most school zones operate from 8am to 9.30am and from 2.30 to 4pm. However, there are a small number of non-standard school zone times in NSW, which are identified by red/orange school zone signs showing the times when school zone flashing lights operate.

Protecting our children

Motorists must drive no faster than the reduced school zone speed limit through active school zones. Increased fines and demerit points apply for certain school zone offences, with illegal use of mobile phones and speeding among those included in double demerit periods. Transport for NSW has more information on fines and demerit point offences.

School zone flashing lights

This Transport for NSW video animation explains the 40km/h speed limit in school zones. Or read the transcript.

Frequently asked questions has detailed information about school zone flashing lights.

Children’s crossings and pedestrian crossings

This animation highlights the difference between children’s crossings and pedestrian crossings, and what motorists need to do on approach to each type of crossing.

While individual schools have specific procedures regarding pick-up and drop-off of children, please remember that regardless of the volume of vehicles in an area, drivers are still required to follow NSW Road Rules.

The parking and traffic rules around our schools are there to protect your children.

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For more information, click the Transport for NSW links:

Hunter’s Hill Council

22 Alexandra Street, Hunters Hill NSW 2110
PO Box 21, Hunters Hill NSW 2110
Tel: (02) 9879 9400
ABN: 75 570 316 011