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Road Safety: Staying Safe – Schools

School flashing lights

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The NSW Government will deliver school zone flashing lights to every school in NSW. More than 1350 schools already have flashing lights. There are more than 1500 schools where flashing lights will be installed by the end of 2015.

Our School zone flashing lights map shows the schools that have lights and those where flashing lights will be installed by the end of 2015.

Our School zone flashing lights rollout 2014-2015 document (PDF, 47Kb) shows when flashing lights will be installed in each local government area.

The Schools with flashing lights document (PDF, 388Kb) has details of NSW schools where sets of lights have been installed.

Our Frequently asked questions page has more information about school zone flashing lights.

40 km/h speed limits in school zones

The 40km/h school speed zones operate across NSW at all school sites on gazetted school days (including school development days). Motorists should drive no faster than 40 km/h through school zones. Most school zones operate from 8 to 9.30am and from 2.30 to 4pm on gazetted school days.

There are a small number of non-standard school zone times in NSW. They are identified by red/orange school zone signs to show non-standard times. Signs at these schools show the times that apply.

 The gazetted school days for 2016 are:

Gazetted school days 2016
Term 1 – Eastern Division NSW Wednesday 27 January to Thursday 8 April (inclusive)
Term 1 – Western Division NSW Wednesday 3 February to Thursday 2 April (inclusive)
Term 2 (Eastern and Western Divisions NSW) Tuesday 26 April to Friday 1 July (inclusive)
Term 3 (Eastern and Western Divisions NSW) Tuesday 18 July to Friday 23 September (inclusive)
Term 4 (Eastern and Western Divisions NSW) Tuesday 10 October to Wednesday 20 December (inclusive)

Dates above include school development days.

Public holidays are not considered school days.

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