School zone extended near Barnier Public School at Quaker's Hill

30 October 2018

Walking to and from school will be much safer along Aylward Avenue near Barnier Public School at Quakers Hill with the existing school zone to be extended.

A Roads and Maritime Services spokesperson said the existing 40 km/h school zone along Barnier Drive will be extended along Aylward Avenue for around 270 metres to increase safety for school children.

“Roads and Maritime recently carried out a review of the road after a request from the school and Blacktown City Council,” the spokesperson said.

“When the review was completed, it was determined the existing school zone on Barnier Drive would extended to Aylward Avenue which is heavily used by students coming to and from the school.

“In general 40 km/h school zones are provided on roads with an active direct access point from the school.

“School zones help protect children on their way to and from school at times and places where they are often present in high numbers.

“This lower speed limit will reduce the risk and potential severity of a crash.”

The new 40 km/h school zone will operate from 8am to 9.30am and 2.30pm to 4pm on gazetted school days.

The spokesperson said motorists are reminded to drive to the speed limits at all times for the safety of all road users.

“The new school zones will come in to effect from Wednesday 31 October so motorists are reminded to keep an eye out for the new zones,” the spokesperson said.

“Motorists and the community are thanked for their patience while work is carried out.”

Members of the community can sign up at the Safer Roads NSW website to receive updates about changes to permanent speed limits in their nominated area.

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