Speeding Fines Jumped in Maroubra, Randwick In Just One Year

Maroubra School Zone Speeding Fine
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A number of school zones in NSW, including Maroubra and Randwick, saw an alarming jump in speeding fines within a 12-month period, according to the National Roads and Motorists’ Association, the country’s largest member organisation offering roadside assistance, car servicing, and motoring advice.

In February 2020 speeding fines in NSW totalled 8,937 but that number increased to 17,494 during the same month a year later. Some 85 per cent of the fines were for motorists who drove at least 10 km/hr above the speed limit.

Among the 10 roads with doubled speeding fines year-on-year include:

Malabar Road, Maroubra48149
Avoca Street, Randwick170397
Botany Road, Alexandria237447
Bunnerong Road, Eastgardens5251,057
Edgar Street, Condell Park83228
Fitzwilliam Road, Old Toongabbie41103
Hume Highway, Ashfield63136
Pennant Hills Road, Oatlands2873
The Boulevard, Strathfield240492
Victoria Road, Ryde531,131

Based on these statistics, NRMA spokesman Peter Khoury warned motorists to take heed and do the right thing as the school zone speed limit of 40km/h has been enforced yet again with the start of the new school term for 2022.

“If you are driving to take kids to or from school, or just happen to be driving through a school zone – follow the road rules,” Khoury said. He also asked parents to be on the alert when dropping off or picking up their children at the school by following parking rules and practicing safe behaviours.  

NSW Metropolitan Roads Minister Natalie Ward also said that there is no excuse for speeding in school zones. She urged every single person behind the wheel to pay close attention and be more vigilant when driving near schools. She is hoping to see the number of speeding fines go down this year.