School zone changes

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

Safety will be improved for pedestrians and road users around Blaxcell Street Public School at South Granville with the extension of a school zone to be implemented this week.
A Transport for NSW spokesperson said the existing 40 km/h school zone will be extended to increase safety for school children.
“Transport for NSW recently carried out a review of the school zone at Blaxcell Street Public after the closure of the adjoining Bob Hughes Christian School,” the spokesperson said.
“When the review was completed, a decision was made to remove the school zone from Bob Hughes Christian School to preserve the integrity of the system and extend the school zone at Blaxcell Street Public 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 will be extended 15 metres north and 20 metres east on the intersection of Blaxcell Street and Oakleigh Avenue.
“School zones help protect children on their way to and from school at times and places where they are often present in high numbers. The lower speed limit will reduce the risk and potential severity of a crash.
New signs will be installed this week, weather permitting, and the extended school zones will come into 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 40 km/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.