As the subject line says, I am curious whether the lower 4km/ph speed tolerance applies 24/7 outside schools.
I just drove past speed camera van in a school zone. Glanced at my speedo, and I was hovering around 55 - had my foot down a bit going up a steep hill and didn't ease off in time to keep it to 50, so t's my own silly fault if I do get a ticket. However, it's the school holidays, so I'm not sure if it's enforced or reverts to the standard 9km/ph tolerance. Does anyone know?
I found a document at FYI.org which states, rather ambiguously:
Speed limits are enforced on a risk targeted basis, between 0730 and 1800 hours on any school day or any other time there is a school activity or event. This may include sports activities and drama nights.
As part of the ‘Speed Kills Kids’ programme, any driver who is detected within a school zone, at a speed of more than 4 km/h above the speed limit, must be issued with an offence notice.
The highlighting has been added by me. So which is it - enforced only 7:30-18:00 on school days, or permanently? Does anyone know? I guess I'll find out in a couple of weeks, either way.