Slow down for kids’ crossings this morning as school returns

IF you drive through a school zone today, slow down.

Children are returning to the classroom and, for those who aren't used to the school routine, it can be a dangerous time for them to be around roads.

RACQ spokesperson Lauren Ritchie reminded Central Queenslanders to take care at children's crossings, which have different road rules to regular pedestrian crossings.

"Motorists must stop for all pedestrians at school crossings and can't legally drive on until everyone has reached the footpath," she said.

She also urged drivers to remember that 40kmh speed limits are in place on weekdays from 7 to 9am and from 2 to 4pm, unless otherwise signed.

"The speed limits... give motorists time to react to the unexpected and to reduce vehicle stopping distances," she said.

"The reality is that young children can be very unpredictable and motorists need to take that into account."



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