Child and school zone safety

School zone sign - 40km/h

Safety around schools

40 km/h school zones help protect children on their way to and from schools at the times and places where they are often in high numbers. The lower speed limit reduces the risk and potential severity of a crash. School zone signs, ‘dragon’s teeth’, painted ‘40’ road markings and flashing lights improve the visibility of school zones.

Increased fines and demerit points apply to certain school zone offences.

Back to school safety tips have been prepared by Transport for New South Wales to help you make safe decisions around schools. These are available in a number of languages.

Road safety resources available to schools

Child car seats and restraints

Whenever children are in a car, they must be safely fastened in the correct child car seat or restraint for their age and size. A child who is properly secured in an approved child car seat or restraint is less likely to be injured or killed in a car crash than one who is not.

Find out more on child restraints and authorised fitters near you.

Child Car Seat Voucher Program

We run a free child car seat and restraint checking voucher program for Willoughby residents and rate payers. Parents and carers can have their child car seats and restraints checked for safety by an authorised restraint fitter.

Voucher applications are now closed. The voucher program will reopen March 2023.