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SLOW DOWN: Senior Constable Shane Montgomery shows that police can be hiding around any corner with a speed gun. Georja Ryan

Police vow to end drivers speeding around Warwick schools

DRIVERS have been nabbed exceeding the speed limit by up to 30kmh in school zones and Warwick Police Officer-in-charge Acting Senior Sergeant Shane Reid said it was time to put on the brakes.

He said police had dished out a number of infringement notices to drivers during the past two weeks.

"Some are in excess of 20-30kmh," Act Snr Sgt Reid said.

"We want all drivers to adhere to lowered speeds between the nominated times.

"The safety of children around schools is paramount."

Act Snr Sgt Reid said police would continue to monitor school zones.

One Warwick mother also complained of parents parking in drop-off zones, leaving nowhere for other parents to drop their children.

"I'm so sick of it," she said.

"Those areas are for parents to pull up, their kids jump out, then they drive off again - not to park and walk in with their kids."

It's not just school zone woes on the minds of police officers.

"We want to remind all drivers that some roads may be at risk of flooding," Act Snr Sgt Reid said.

"(Motorists) are not to enter any flooded roads or causeways - yet people continue to do it.

"If anyone recklessly enters floodwaters, resulting in them having to be rescued by emergency services, they will be prosecuted."

Those who attempted to drive through flooded waters could face charges of driving without due care and consideration, or reckless driving.



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