Please take special care when driving near schools even if no school crossing patrol exists. Drive slowly and be aware of young cyclists and pedestrians. Again there may be flashing amber signals below school warning signs which indicates that there may be children crossing the road ahead. Drive very slowly until you are clear of the area.
Be prepared for the unexpected - a child could run out. Be patient, be alert and keep your speed down.
Never park near the school entrance, on the zigzag markings or at any of our specially marked school crossing patrol sites. We advise that you park no where within the 50 metres of road markings as this area is essential for the Patrol to do their job.
The zig-zags are to provide a clear area at the entrance to schools in which children can cross the road. Children can see motorists and motorists can see them.
Remember - Keep the school entrance clear of stationary vehicles even if picking up or setting down children.
Do not park your vehicle on the road where it would endanger inconvenience or obstruct pedestrians or other road users. Do not stop near a school entrance.
You must not wait or park where there are restrictions shown by school entrance markings on the carriageway.
If you can park well away from school, walking the last part of the journey will ease congestion and give others a chance to teach their child some valuable road safety training.