School Zones time change
School Zones New times - 7am-9am & 2pm-4pm
You may be aware that it has been decided to expand the concept of having standardised school zones throughout the State of Queensland. This initiative was first started in Cairns in 2010 and has now been promoted by Transport and Main Roads to apply to all schools in the State, as from today, unless there have been special exemptions.
The only difference for our region is that the standard times are now different with 07.00-09.00hrs and 14.00-16.00hrs now being the preferred time of operation for reduced speed limits, i.e. the morning time period has been bought forward by half an hour to 07.00 rather than 07.30Hrs.
As you may appreciate, this change has involved the replacement of a large number of signs (paid for by the State), over the recent school break. If your schools' signs haven't changed already, we anticipate that all works should be complete by the end of this week.
And don't forget ... drive with extra caution whenever you are near a school.
Ian Pearl, Coordinator - Works Investigations
Infrastructure Management - Cairns Regional Council