Police Message

Important Information about Traffic Around the School

Most schools are experiencing parking and traffic issues at pick up and drop off times. 

Through Melton and Brimbank Police have been out checking on driver behaviour around schools and school crossings.


It has become apparent that too many drivers are not obeying posted parking and speed signs.  


It is important to park legally to provide a safer environment for children.  Double parking restricts the view of drivers and forces children onto the road and obstructs traffic.

All school speed limits are clearly signposted.  Remember the times and slow down around schools.


If you’re unable to park legally close by, please park a street or two away and walk to collect the children.  It will also teach them about road safety.


Some of the fines include: 

  • Exceeding the speed limit by 10km/h but less than 25km/h - $370 and 3 demerit points. 
  • Stopped – Double Parked or parked on Nature Strip- $111F
  • Fail to stop and remain stationary at children’s crossing - $462 and 3 demerit points.
  • Use mobile phone while driving - $555 and 4 demerit points.

Although the fines are significant the main focus of Police is the safety of the children and that of the crossing supervisors.


Please remember to be patient around schools.  This will provide a safer environment for the children.


Dave SANDERS Sergeant 35940 - Melton Highway Patrol - Victoria Police


email: dave.sanders@police.vic.gov.au 

phone: (03) 9747 7999  DX: 217424  

address: 243-245 Station Road, Melton 3337