Buchholz says hit the brakes

Federal Member for Wright Scott Buchholz is reminding drivers to exercise caution when travelling through school zones when students return to school on 15 April. Picture: SCOTT BUCHHOLZ MP

Students return from the Easter school holidays on Monday 15 April, and Federal Member for Wright Scott Buchholz has urged motorists to prioritise safety and exercise caution when traveling through school zones.

“The Easter break provided students with a well-deserved opportunity to relax and recharge, but as they return to school, it is crucial for drivers to be vigilant, especially in areas where children are present” Mr Buchholz said.

Mr Buchholz emphasised the importance of adhering to speed limits, being alert for pedestrian crossings, and watching out for children crossing the road.

“Following the Easter break, it’s important for all motorists to remember that school zones are once again active areas,” said Mr. Buchholz.

“As students return to their studies, we must ensure their safety by driving carefully and responsibly.”

Mr. Buchholz reminded all drivers to be mindful of school zone signage and to slow down to the posted speed limit to prevent accidents and protect vulnerable road users.

“Our children’s safety is paramount, and it’s up to all of us to play our part in keeping them safe,” Mr Buchholz said.

“By being attentive and respecting school zone regulations, we can create a safer environment for everyone on the road.

“As students return to school, let’s all do our part to ensure a safe and smooth transition back into the school routine.”