Back to School 2021

After a slight delay, thousands of WA students head back to the classroom this week, and road users are being reminded about the need to slow down around schools.

WA Police Force officers are now patrolling to ensure drivers are doing the right thing with 40km/h school zone speed limits back in force across the entire state.

On January 28, Road Safety Commissioner Adrian Warner joined Road Safety Minister Michelle Roberts and Police Commissioner Chris Dawson at the Constable Care Foundation to deliver an important reminder to children and parents.

“Going back to school is an exciting time for lots of students but this can lead to risky lapses in concentration, particularly around roads,” Road Safety Commissioner Adrian Warner said.

“Its important parents take the time to have a road safety conversation with their children.”

Parents are reminded to:

  • Refresh your child’s memory on how to cross the road safely.
  • Advise your child on how to look out for moving vehicles.
  • Ensure your children use the appropriate protective gear if they are riding or scooting to school.

“School drop off and pick up is a very busy time and drivers cautious and vigilant on local roads and in school zones, particularly during the busy drop off and pick-up times.

“And a reminder - let’s be patient and courteous to each other – it’s more important to save a life than save time.”

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