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Last updated 11:48 AM on 19 February 2018

 Seven new school zone traffic offences

February 2018

To help schools keep the school zone safer for all pedestrians and drivers there are seven new traffic infringements with new fines.

None of the seven offences attract demerit points when committed elsewhere on the road but in a school zone they each come with two points.

The changes are:

 

  1. Stopping in intersection - Under the changes if a driver commits this offence in a school zone they will receive a penalty of $439 and 2 demerit points.

  2. Stop within 20m of intersection (traffic lights) - Under the changes if a driver commits this offence in a school zone they will receive a penalty of $439 and 2 demerit points.

  3. Stop within 10m of intersection (no traffic lights) - Under the changes if a driver commits this offence in a school zone they will receive a penalty of $439 and 2 demerit points.

  4. Stop near bicycle crossing lights - Under the changes if a driver commits this offence in a school zone they will receive a penalty of $439 and 2 demerit points.

  5. Obstruct access to ramp/path/passageway - Under the changes if a driver commits this offence in a school zone they will receive a penalty of $330 and 2 demerit points.

  6. Not parallel park in the direction of travel - Under the changes if a driver commits this offence in a school zone they will receive a $330 fine and 2 demerit points.

  7. Parallel park close to dividing line - Under the changes if a driver commits this offence in a school zone they will receive a $330 fine and 2 demerit points.

 

All updated school zone offences can be located through Roads and Maritime: http://www.rms.nsw.gov.au/documents/roads/safety-rules/demerits-school.pdf

Seven new traffic offences (pdf 43 KB)

 

Drive and park safely near schools

YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR CHILDREN'S SAFETY WHEN THEY ARE TRAVELLING TO AND FROM SCHOOL.

The beginning and end of the school day are busy times for pedestrians and drivers outside schools.

You can help keep children safe by remembering the following:

  1. drop off and pick up children on the school side of the road

  2. never call out to children from across the road – it is very dangerous

  3. always take extra care when driving in 40km school zones

  4. follow all parking signs – these help keep children as safe as possible

  5. park responsibly even if this means you have to walk further to the school gate

  6. never double park – it is illegal and puts children at risk

  7. never do a U-turn or three-point turn outside the school as it puts children at risk of harm

  8. model safe and considerate pedestrian and driver behaviours to your children.

When travelling in a car ensure your children:

  1. use a booster seat if they are aged between 4 and 7 years old – it's the law
  2. are correctly buckled up in their seatbelts
  3. always get in and out of the car through the ‘safety door' – the rear door on the footpath side of the car
  4. are never left alone in the car.

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