School Road Safety Issues

Hope School sign 400pxThis page details signage around school zones, and ongoing progress to improve signage and driver awareness around our schools.

School Zones Signage

There are new signs in place outside some schools across the Tasman District.

40km/hr flashing speed signs

These have been installed at Ranzau, Motupipi and Hope Schools and are active before and after school times. The lights will flash when the 40km/hr sign applies.

Speeding tickets may be issued to motorists who ignore the flashing signs.

40km/hr advisory speed signs

A number of schools did not meet the NZ Tranpost Agency's criteria for 40km/hr flashing speed signs. However other signs have been installed at five schools - Mapua, Lower Moutere, Brooklyn, Mahana and Appleby.

Forty, as written on the signs, is not a legal speed limit, but it is hoped the signs will remind drivers to be aware of children, especially before and after school times.

Next Steps

Work to investagte the next 11 schools has started and any news signs are anticpiated to be installed by the start of the new school term in 2017.

For any further information, please contact Krista Hobday - Road Safety Coordinator, Tasman District Council.