Now school is back, police say slow down in our school zones

THE end of winter holidays means school zones are back and being enforced.

Primary and secondary students began to return to school on Monday, renewing the Traffic and Highway Patrol focus on child safety.

NSW Police Traffic and Highway Patrol commander Acting Assistant Commissioner Stuart Smith said slowing down through school zones was just one aspect the community needed to be aware of.

"With parents, children, teachers and support staff moving in and around schools during peak times, motorists need to be fully aware of the 40kmh speed limits in force," he said.

"Traffic and Highway Patrol Officers will continue to focus on speed, parking and school crossing enforcement to ensure our kids are safe when going to or coming from school."

Acting Assistant Commissioner Smith said it was also important for parents dropping their children to school to ensure they were safe.

"Look out for buses, always park legally and safely and avoid dangerous manoeuvres, such as u-turns and three-point turns," he said.

"When dropping your children at school encourage them to exit the car on the kerb side, for their safety.

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