“CHOOSING to speed in school zones could have life-altering consequences,” warns Sgt Marcus Boorman in announcing that police are targeting speeding this month.
“Exceeding the speed limit in school zones puts young people at risk. It’s simple, slow down and stick to the speed limit to ensure their safety.”
Last year police issued 534 Traffic Infringement Notices for people speeding in school zones, 241 were issued for speeding between 15-29km/h over the 8am-4pm 40km/h limit.
Sgt Boorman says speeding is one of the five main contributors to fatal accidents (in addition to alcohol or drug-impaired driving, not wearing a seatbelt, intersections and driver distraction) and it contributes to a large portion of all collisions on ACT roads.
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