SCHOOL Holidays have come to an end, and students across the Macleay will return to school this week; drivers are reminded to take extra care, especially around school zones.
"We want everyone to arrive at their destination safely, as students go back to school and public transport numbers return to near normal pre-COVID," Detective Acting Superintendent Todd Cunningham said.
Traffic and Highway Patrol Command officers will be out in force on roads across the state to ensure motorists drive safely and observe the 40km/h school zones.
School zones are active from 8am to 9.30am, and 2.30pm to 4pm.
Traffic and Highway Patrol Commander, Assistant Commissioner Karen Webb, said officers will continue targeting those who are speeding, double parking, or using phones in school zones.
"Everyone knows of the 40km/h limit in school zones, which have been in place for many years, and it's our expectation people comply with it and other safety requirements," she said.
Drivers wanting additional reminders of the speed limit can also download the Speed Advisor App, which provides audio alerts about speed limit changes, including when you enter a school zone, or if you are speeding.
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