Motorists reminded to slow down in school zones

By Shepparton News

Greater Shepparton City Council is reminding motorists to slow down with term one of the school year starting on Wednesday.

The council's corporate services director Chris Teitzel said 40 km/h speed limits were in place to improve safety for children and pedestrians around school crossings and zones.

“Motorists need to be aware of the school zones and slow down and take notice of school crossing supervisors,” he said.

Drivers must slow to 40 km/h in designated speed zones between 8 am and 9.30 am, and 2.30 pm and 4 pm.

“Parents also need to ensure they park safely around school when they are dropping off or picking up their children,” Mr Teitzel said.

“Our parking enforcement officers are able to issue fines in school zones and will be acting on any illegal or unsafe parking.”

Traffic will be especially busy on Verney Rd and Balaclava Rd in Shepparton because of road works and school crossings.