School Safety


School Crossing

There are more than 60 schools in Warringah - where there are unique road rules and increased fines.

Keep your children safe by knowing the road conditions and using some of the tips below.

School Zones - Keep Our Children Safe

School zones operate between 8-9.30am and 2.30-4pm on school days. Remember the speed limit is 40km/h in all school zones.

Parking Around School Zones

No Stopping

Vehicles may not stop in a No Stopping area for any length of time, no matter how short. Dropping off or picking up passengers is not permitted in these areas. A continuous yellow edge line also indicates a No Stopping zone.

Fine: exceeds $265 and 2 demerit points.

No Parking

Vehicles may stop in a No Parking area to pick up or drop off goods or passengers provided drivers stay within three meters of their vehicle and are not parked in the No Parking zone for longer than two minutes.

Fine: exceeds $147 and 2 demerit points.

Bus Zones

Must be kept clear at all times. Vehicles that are parked and stopped in bus zones create problems for bus drivers pulling into and out of these bays. Buses forced to double park and manoeuvre through inadequate space is extremely dangerous. It is illegal to stop in a bus zone for any period of time.

Fine: exceeds $265 and 2 demerit points.

Double Parking

Vehicles may not stop next to legally parked vehicles, even for a short time. Double parking reduces the visibility for other motorists and pedestrians and it can also cause other motorists to drive on to the wrong side of the road in order to pass.

It is illegal to park within three metres of double white centre lines.

Fine: exceeds $265 and 2 demerit points.