Back To School

 

It is that time of the year again! Children will be returning to school this week.

We would like to point out some important information and remind you of the speed limits.

Children will be excited to return to school, some for the 1st time.  They do not realize that they are running around in the car park or next to the cars.

So it is important that you will slow down to the speed limits recommended and enforced by the law.

Slow down during school times and help keep our kids safe.

School speed zones are reduced-speed areas that operate near schools. They’re designed to keep kids safe by lowering the speed limit at peak times when children are traveling to and from school.

What’s the speed limit?

In most cases the speed limit (during school speed zone times) is:

  • 40km/h (when the original speed limit is less than 80km/h
  • 60km/h (when the original speed limit is 80km/h or higher).

The speed limit and operating times for the zone will be clearly displayed on nearby signs (see below for examples).

 

 

 

 

When do school speed limits apply?

This depends on the kind of zone you’re traveling in. There are several types of school speed zones, including:

  • permanent 40km/h zones
  • time-based zones (where reduced speed limits apply between 8–9.30am and 2.30–4pm on school days – see below for dates)
  • variable speed limit zones (where speed limits are shown using electronic signs).

We wish Children a happy schooling and good luck to the teachers. For the parents, give a pat on your back as you have survived another school holidays 😉 Have some time for yourself to rejuvenate.

Some important links :

Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund

Department of education