Pedestrian safety increased

Motorists are reminded the 40km/h school zone speed limit is legally enforceable.

Safety for pedestrians and road users around Southside Montessori Pre and Primary School will be boosted from this month, with the existing school zone to be extended further east along Lillian Road at Riverwood.
A Transport for NSW spokesperson said the existing 40km/h school zones will be extended to increase safety for school children.
“Transport for NSW recently carried out a review of the surrounding roads after a request from the council,” the spokesperson said.
“When the review was completed, a decision was made to extend the school zones further east along Lillian Road to ensure it aligned with student access to the school.
“In general 40 km/h school zones are provided on roads with an active direct access point from the school but are often extended to improve pedestrian safety.
“The existing school zone on Lillian Road will be extended by 60 metres.
“School zones help protect children on their way to and from school at times and places where they are often present in high numbers. Lower speed limit will reduce the risk and potential severity of a crash.
“New signs will be installed on April 24, weather permitting, and the extended school zones will come in to effect at the start of Term 2.
“Motorists are reminded to drive to the sign posted speed limit at all times for the safety of all road users.”
Once installed, the new 40km/h school zones will operate from 8am to 9.30am and 2.30pm to 4pm on gazetted school days.
Members of the community can sign up at the Safer Roads NSW website to receive updates about changes to permanent speed limits in their area.
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