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Speed alert trailer to warn drivers

The message couldn’t be clearer, as police urge motorists to slow down and obey the road rules around school crossings.
The message couldn’t be clearer, as police urge motorists to slow down and obey the road rules around school crossings.

BACK to school means back on the streets for Emerald police, with an innovation to warn motorists it's time to slow down.

Traffic branch Sergeant Brad Weeks said a speed alert mobile trailer would be a regular fixture at school crossings throughout the term.

"This is a warning device, not an enforcement device," Sgt Weeks said.

"Over a school year, we do get quite a few complaints from schools.

"And what we're doing is utilising this at the start of each school term to remind people, after they've been driving around, that the school kids are back walking the streets again."

The 40kmh limit is zoned at all school crossings when they are active in the morning and afternoon.

Sgt Weeks said the speed alert mobile radar would be shifted to various school locations around Emerald.

"Throughout the year, police randomly will attend school zones and conduct active enforcement in relation to speeding, parking offences and disobeying crossing supervisors," Sgt Weeks said.

"It is a timely reminder to all motorists, as well as parents of children at these schools, to be mindful of all the road rules and parking requirements to keep our school children safe."


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