With the cessation of school holidays and a return to the classroom for 80,000 Tasmanian students, a road safety reminder has been delivered.
Roads are busies, buses inhibit views, and the roads are a less safe place, according to data released by the Road Safety Advisory Council.
"Sadly, in the last five years 33 children aged between four and 15 were injured being hit by vehicles in school zones, 18 of those occurring during school hours," RSAC chairman Scott Tilyard said.
Mr Tilyard called for concerted vigilance from drivers in school zones, and a commitment to slowing to various dictated 40km/h speed limits.
The council also urged drivers to allow pedestrians to cross at designated spots, regardless of crossing supervisors being present or not.
"It doesn't matter how frustrating the traffic is, whether you are busy, or even if you are running late for work - there is no excuse for speeding through a school zone or not stopping for a children's crossing or school crossing guard," Mr Tilyard said.
"We've had a big focus on pedestrian safety in Tasmania lately and we want to remind drivers to keep an eye out for our littlest pedestrians as they return to schools this week."
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