Safe schools

Discussions around signage in school zones, and the ongoing progress to improve signage and driver awareness around schools in our region.

School zones signage

There are a variety of signs in place outside schools across the Tasman district region.

40km/hr flashing speed signs

Have been installed at Ranzau, Motupipi and Hope Schools. These signs are active before and after school times. The lights will flash when the 40km/hr sign applies.

Speeding tickets may be issued to motorists who ignore the flashing signs.

40km/hr advisory speed signs

A number of schools did not meet NZ Tranpost Agency's criteria for 40km/hr flashing speed signs.

However other signs have been installed at five schools:

  • Mapua
  • Lower Moutere
  • Brooklyn
  • Mahana
  • Appleby

Forty, as written on the signs, is not a legal speed limit, but it is hoped the signs will remind drivers to be aware of children, especially before and after school times.

Need help?

For any further information contact the Road Safety Coordinator

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