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Kerbside Collections

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School Crossings

School patrol stop signWe have a number of these around the Hauraki district so please look out for children and reduce your speed close to schools. The crossings generally only operate before and after school, 8-9am and 3-4pm. These are run by trained school children. The crossing has swing arms that come into the middle of the road from both sides to allow a safe area for children to cross.

Remember children are little people, they can't see as much as adults. Patience and slow speeds are necessary around schools.

Read about sharing the road with pedestrians on the New Zealand Transport Agency website.

Ruben the Road Safety Bear

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Ruben the Road Safety Bear's job is to help children learn to stay safe on and around the road; Ruben lives in Hamilton and travels all across Waikato telling his story. Do you want to know what Ruben's monthly road safety tip is? Check out www.ruben.govt.nz

20km/h Past a School Bus

If a school bus has stopped to let children on or off you must slow down and drive at no more than 20km/h until you are well past the bus, travelling in either direction.

Did you know - 'An example of the enforcement action Police can take is as follows: travelling 51km/h past a stationary bus will incur an infringement of $300. Travelling at 71km/h past a stationary school bus will incur a loss of drivers license for 28 days and an appearance in Court.' - Quote: 14 April 2010 Police Media Release, Matamata-Piako Sub-Area Manager, Senior Sergeant Dana McDonald

Read more about speed limits in the New Zealand Rode Code.

20kph past a school bus