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School zones in force in WA

Western Australia will begin enforcing 40km/h speed limits at school zones as students return for a new term this week

May 6, 2013

Drivers in Western Australia have been put on notice to slow down at school zones as students begin a new term this week.

Road Safety Minister Liza Harvey says more than 400,000 students will return to school this week.

Harvey says 40km/h zones will be in force, coinciding with the beginning of the United Nations Global Road Safety Week initiative.

“On behalf of all West Australians, and particularly parents, I am asking all road users to pay attention to this speed limit and pay extra attention to the pedestrians using our roads,” Harvey says.

“The State Government has a strong commitment to road safety. More than 140 electronic flashing speed signs at schools will have been installed by June and, over the next four years, every 40km/h school zone across the State will be fitted with these signs.”

This year’s Global Road Safety Week focuses on pedestrian safety. Harvey says about 12 percent of those killed on West Australian roads are pedestrians.

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