A school speed zone and signs indicating a reduced speed limit will be introduced outside Murchison Primary School in Watson St, Murchison.
City of Greater Shepparton Mayor Kim O’Keeffe said the change came about in response to the Murchison Community Plan to improve safety around the school, reducing the speed limit along Watson St/Rushworth Rd near the school to 40km/h during the time-based school speed zone periods.
‘‘Previously vehicles would drive at 60km/h along Watson St, with around 600 vehicles including commercial vehicles travelling along this road each day,’’ Cr O’Keeffe said.
‘‘We hope this new school speed zone will assist to change behaviours, as ultimately our priority is to provide a safe environment for school children in Murchison.
‘‘I would also like to take this opportunity to ask parents dropping off their children in and around school zones to adhere to the new signage and park in designated areas.’’
VicRoads’ acting north-eastern regional director Rebecca Steer said the request from council to introduce a school speed zone along the road was accepted by VicRoads as it met the school speed zone criteria.
Community members who notice any speeding vehicles around school zones should contact police.