Police are urging people to slow down in school zones across the Pilbara.
Pilbara traffic unit officer-in-charge Sergeant Steve Scott said he was “unfortunately not surprised but still disappointed” at the number of people speeding in designated school zones since the return of school last week.
“It’s very disappointing to see that a lot of people, including people dropping their own children off, are speeding in school zones,” he said.
Sgt Scott said drivers should be particularly aware of children near school zones at this time of the year when some were going to school for the first time.
“This is all new to them,” he said. “Children cannot judge the speed of vehicles the same away that adults can and that is one of the key reasons that these school zones are in place.
“Their perception of vehicles travelling, their minds aren’t equipped the same as adults, so I’d ask people, please slow down.”
Sgt Scott said police made no apologies for issuing infringements in school zones.
“All police stations in the Pilbara, assisted by Pilbara traffic, will be monitoring schools zones closely,” he said.