Time to go slow as students return to school

STUDENTS are returning to school today, which means 40km/h zones are back in place around Gladstone schools.

Obeying the speed limit in school zones is important to keep children safe and avoid a fine, driving instructor Candita Hamblin says.

"It is important for all road users, not just in school zones but in all traffic situations, to drive to the conditions," she said.

"This means if you happen to be in a built-up area with pedestrians all around, would it be safe to drive at 70kmh? Obviously not."

Ms Hamblin said she had noticed a few people who believed it safe to drive at high speeds in built-up areas.

"It gives me shivers seeing these people drive around with a complete disregard for their safety and the safety of others."

Queensland Police also have reminded drivers to slow down around school zones.



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