There are a variety of signs in place outside schools across the Tasman district region.
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.
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:
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.
For any further information contact the Road Safety Coordinator
Always make sure your child is safely restrained when travelling in a vehicle. Here are some tips:
To find more information on child restraints, check out the following websites;
A school travel plan looks at the journey to and from school for children and their families.
This includes any road safety issues they may encounter on these journeys regardless of their mode of transport. The school travel plan will look at ways to reduce the safety issues.
It will also look at how to ease congestion around the school gate by encouraging more children and their families to walk, cycle or scooter to and from school.
The school travel plan is developed by the school, its community, the NZ Police and the council through the Road Safety Coordinator. Everyone works with the school to resolve any pressing issues e.g. congestion at the school gate and putting a safe programme into action. Each plan is tailored to meet the needs of a particular school. The end result generates a solution that is owned by the school, the wider school community and is supported by the Council.
If you feel that your school or your child's school has an issue regarding safe journeys to school, please talk to the staff at the school in the first instance. Then, either the Principal, the Board of Trustees or you can contact the Road Safety Coordinator at the Council.
Feet first is a joint initiative between NZTA and NZ Government which promotes sfae active travel to and from school