Show you care for kids by watching for their safety when school resumes this week.
Show you care for kids by watching for their safety when school resumes this week. Trevor Veale

School's back, watch the kids

SCHOOL resumes this week and Transport for NSW is reminding motorists to watch for children.

At all times drive safely, look out for pedestrians and be aware school zones are back in force from Monday.

"School zones operate on all gazetted school days to ensure the safety of students who may be travelling to or from school," a Transport for NSW spokesperson said.

"Motorists travelling through school zones from Monday need to remember the speed limit around most schools is 40km per hour between 8am - 9.30am and 2.30pm - 4pm.

"It is easy to tell when you're entering a school zone as they are marked by prominent signs and dragon's teeth road markings and many having flashing lights.

"School zones exist to help keep children, who are among our most vulnerable road users, safe.

"Penalties for motorists caught speeding in school zones attract heavier penalties and range from $154 fine and two demerit points."

The staff development day only applies to NSW Public Schools.

Some Catholic and Independent schools will operate as per normal.



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