MINISTER for Roads Terry Mulder is reminding all Victorian drivers school speed limits are back in force.
“While thousands of children prepare for the start of the school year, drivers should also get ready for the changed road conditions around schools,” Mr Mulder said.
“Speed limits will be reduced to either 40km/h or 60km/h outside schools in the morning from 8am to 9.30am and in the afternoon from 2.30pm to 4pm.”
The school speed zone limits are clearly signposted with permanent speed limit signs, advance warning signs, time based signs or electronic variable signs.
“School speed limits are important because young children are the most vulnerable of all road users and can often be unpredictable and difficult to see,” Mr Mulder said.
“This is why drivers must take extra care around schools, and slow down."
The school speed limits will apply Monday to Friday until April 4.