With local schools returning to classrooms across the region police are urging motorists to be aware of School Zone speed limits and take care driving around schools.
During the COVID-19 restrictions school zones have remained in place as normal, however the number of children in attendance has been greatly reduced.
Assistant Commissioner Michael Corboy of the state's Traffic and Highway Patrol Command said with school students back in full attendance, all road users need to consider the risks to themselves and young people.
"School zones will become busy, with student numbers, vehicles, pedestrians, and buses returning to normal frequency," Assistant Commissioner Corboy said.
"With recent restrictions changing student attendance and impacting on vehicle, pedestrian and bus flows, we can't afford to become complacent for the remainder of the school term.
"All road users, including pedestrians, need to consider their own behaviour in school zones."