With the Spring school holidays over and students back at school, drivers are asked to make safe driving their number-one priority.
Minister for Roads, Road Safety and the TAC Jaala Pulford said that when drivers get behind the wheel, they need to put the phone down and keep their eyes on the road.
“With speed zones back in force and the weather warming up, now is the perfect time to walk or ride to school,” she said.
“There’ll be an increase in pedestrians, particularly young kids, around schools from Monday, so it’s vital that drivers pay attention to the changes to speed limits.
“When drivers ignore crossing supervisors and flout the road rules, they’re not only setting a bad example, but they’re putting children’s lives at risk.”
To help keep children safe, drivers should be extra cautious, as young children can be unpredictable and difficult to see.
School crossing supervisors will also be back, helping children cross the road safely while coming to and from school.
For more information on how to be a safe road user visit vicroads.vic.gov.au