Fines increase with a crackdown on school zones

People caught doing the wrong thing in a school zone will receive an even bigger fine following a move by the NSW Government to keep pedestrians safe.
People caught doing the wrong thing in a school zone will receive an even bigger fine following a move by the NSW Government to keep pedestrians safe.  

The changes have resulted in several penalties for offences being increased, some by up to $150.  

Residents doing the school drop off and pick up are strongly encouraged, more than ever before, to choose safety over convenience and park legally around schools.  

All drivers are warned that stopping or parking on a footpath/nature strip will result in a fine of $257.  

Cessnock City Council, Ranger Team Leader Kurt Livens said the decision by the NSW Government is aimed at putting pedestrian safety first.  

“School zones get particularly busy in peak drop off and pick up periods and people parking illegally put not only children at risk but every pedestrian at risk of being involved in an accident.”  

Drivers are also reminded that they must park their vehicle in the direction of travel if not face a $330 infringement notice.  

The increases to infringements are now effective. For more information on the changes visit http://www.rms.nsw.gov.au.