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Officers to throw book at ‘school zone’ hoons

DRIVERS are being warned speeding in school zones will not be tolerated as thousands of students return to school today, with Cumberland Traffic and Highway Patrol Command’s Chief Inspector Sean Gabin saying there will also be mobile random breath and drug testing carried out near schools in efforts to keep impaired drivers off the roads and children safe.

“The safety of children is our priority, and every child should be able to get to school without being concerned about driver’s who put their lives at risk,” he said.
School Zones operate 8-9.30am and 2.30-4pm Monday to Friday during school terms, with speeding fines costing motorists between $225 and $2,967, and between two and seven demerit points.