More school zones in place at Camden's new schools

More school zones in place at Camden's new schools

Residents will have to be on the look out for more school zones in Camden with term one of the new school year fast approaching.

Additional 40 km/h zones will be placed outside the new Oran Park High School and Gledswood Hills Public School.

Camden MP Peter Sidgreaves said the school zone outside Gledswood Hills Public School will be installed along sections of The Hermitage Way, Providence Drive and Paramoor Street.

Oran Park High School's new 40km/h zone will be installed along Podium Drive, Schuppan Street and Shepherd Street.

The existing school zone along South Circuit will also be extended by around 110 metres.

"Transport for NSW recently carried out a review of the roads ahead of the new schools opening at the end of January," Mr Sidgreaves said

"After the review was completed, it was determined school zones needed to be provided as these roads provide direct access points to the schools.

"In general 40 km/h school zones are provided on roads with an active direct access point from the school."

The new road signs were expected to be installed before the start of the first school term.

Mr. Sidgreaves said the lower speed limit would reduce the risk and potential severity of a crash.

"School zones help protect children on their way to and from school at times and places where they are often present in high numbers," he said.

"Motorists are reminded to drive to the sign posted speed limit sat all times for the safety of all road users."

The new 40 km/h school zones will operate from 8am to 9.30am and 2.30pm to 4pm on gazetted school days.

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