Back to School Safety
Back to School means road safety returns to school zones.
Summer school holidays are coming to an end so we thought it was a good time to remind the community about the school safety zones. Knowing the school zone safety rules can help.
School zones are installed to reduce traffic speed near schools during the most busiest time, school drop off and pick up. School safety zones are identified by signs which are displayed on both approaches to a school and show the speed limit and the times during which it applies. School zones are generally permitted on roads adjacent to schools where there is significant school related activity on and beside the road.
Safe School Travel (SafeST) Program
The safety of our Wide Bay Kids travelling to and from school is one of the most important safety concerns for our communities. The Department of Transport and Mainroads supports the Safe School Travel (SafeST) program and resources. School zone safety is a matter that requires community awareness and commitment. Improving the safety of school travel for all children relies on the involvement and engagement of schools (including parents associations), local government and state authorities.
School Safety Zones in Bundaberg
School zone times have been standardised in Queensland to help motorists remember when to slow down. In Bundaberg the times are 7:30-9am and 2:30-4pm, in the North Burnett: 7:30-9:30am and 2:30-4pm, and in the South Burnett: 8-9:30am and 2:30-4pm.
All-day school zones
Most all-day school zones operate between 7am–4pm and have been installed at some split-campus schools to help protect children who cross the road during the day to travel to classes. To find out more about school zones, contact your local road safety advisor.