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Timely reminder about road safety

Published on Monday 3 February, 2020

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As the new school year commences, the City of Gosnells is urging parents, carers and other road users to drive and park safely.

Drivers are reminded that 40km an hour school zones come into effect today and will operate between 7.30am – 9am and 2.30pm – 4pm, Monday to Friday, during school terms.

The City has developed bin stickers for residents who live near schools, reminding drivers of the importance of slowing down. 

School representatives can collect stickers from the City of Gosnells Civic Centre. 

Mayor David Goode said the start of the new term is also a timely reminder about the importance of parking safely at schools.

“A dangerously parked car poses a risk to the safety of students and other pedestrians, and taking a moment to think about somewhere you park can help avoid serious accidents” he said.

“Ensure your vehicle doesn’t block a footpath or access way, make sure it doesn’t block the line of sight of pedestrians and other drivers, and consider walking to school, if possible.  

“While our Rangers will be monitoring parking throughout the school year, we know issuing infringements won’t fix the problem of school parking on its own – we need to make a joint effort,” he said.     

Parents and carers are reminded that Kiss and Drop facilities are strictly no parking zones, as are areas with yellow lines at the edge of the road and footpaths.

For more information about school parking, visit the City’s website or call 9397 3000.

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