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School zones in school holidays

Discussion in 'The Pub' started by Troy711, Apr 14, 2009.

  1. Troy711

    Troy711 Retired Old Fart Staff Member

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    The school up the road from me hasn't changed their sign post to cover up the 40k speed limit. I've been doing 40 just in case but if I do 60k can I get fined?
     
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    vlv8vic <---Brad Quaid = internet stalker

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    The school changes it? ACT are weird.....

    I'd imagine that you'd still have to do the posted speed. It's a long shot but they could argue that the signs remain because of a school holiday program or something. Happens here on the very odd occasion.
    If you have to do it daily and it upsets you greatly ring the council or police and see if they can fix it for you. It's either planned or an oversight so they'll either change it or won't!
     
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    Does it say in school times only?

    I once got a fine doing 61 in a 40 zone, problem is it was on a school holiday. Wasnt hard to challenge, beauty is vic states "On School days only".

    Jon, many country schools have self moderated school zones in where the crossing hag changes the limit.
     
  4. Troy711

    Troy711 Retired Old Fart Staff Member

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    Jon - Dunno, I just assumed that the school did... saves someone driving around to every school in ACT changing the signs.

    It doesn't say 'school days only' it just says 'Mon - Fri 8:00am to 4:00pm'. There is 3 parts to the sign.. the top is orange (I think) and says SCHOOL ZONE. The middle is the speed limit and the bottom is the days and times. The two bottom sections and hinged so they can cover them up when holidays are on.
     
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    ahh yes and the crossing hag is council owned fortunately. I'd still suggest doing the posted limit either way. Like i said there are those odd occasions where the signs are still there for a reason, although i don't think that is true in troy's case - just an oversight i reckon.
     
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    in sa we got to many school zones all differnt
    1 school flags out means 25kph
    2 lights flashing anytime 25 kph
    sign saying 25kph only when children pressent (thats anytime any day even 6pm)
    sign saying school crossing ahead what for sign (like durr)
    then ya have traffic lights that the schools run in mornings and arvos
    so in sa just do 25 anywhere near a school 24/7
     
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    Troy711 Retired Old Fart Staff Member

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    I should also add that this particular school zone is also a cop hot spot.. that's why I am asking.. I heard that they got 35 or 40 drivers in 45 minutes. No one does 40 cos it's double lanes in both directions separated by a median strip.. I think people either don't realise or don't give a ****.
     
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    SA speed limits don't change.

    There 40k's, or other than that theres 2 signs, 25 when lights flashing, or 25 when children present.


    Personally i just go slower near school zones anyway, an extra 3 minutes on my travel time....
    Even 40 can do damage to a kid, and with parents these days, kids have no road sense.
     
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    i'm lucky, all the schools near me have the LED signs, which they do change according to holidays
     
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    Troy711 Retired Old Fart Staff Member

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    Stealthy - I'm the same.. I usually do 30 kays just in case. It's not like it takes much longer over 500 meters of road anyway.
     
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    in NSW it states on "school days" which does not include holidays. It does however include "pupil free days" I don't know of anybody being done in school holidays..... i have read about it, but they inevitably get off.
     
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    the lights havent been going on the ones here but it makes me nervous doing 60 through it
     
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    It feels weird, but in NSW you've got nothing to worry about during school hols as on the signs it says school days:

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    hope this helps

    Oh and SA's rules sound a bit screwy! :p
     
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    I'll call a mate from ACT police and ask the question for you.
     
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    I'm quite fortunate to have one school zone on the trip to work which displays flashing LED lights if the school zone is active.
    On the other hand, the second school zone (Sunnyholt Rd, Blacktown), is 70km/h during 'normal' hours. Anyone who mistakenly does the normal speed limit through there is going to get done quite severely. : \
     

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