The road I am talking about is Dandenong Road, St Kilda East. There is a full traffic light pedestrian crossing along with an overhead walking bridge. Yes, that is where the schools are. In the fifteen odd years that I have been regularly driving along here, I have never seen a school kid run across the road.
But there is another school nearby, on a side road, Chapel Street. At this very busy intersection, children cross the major Dandenong Road, with and often without the lights, mostly on their way to Windsor Station. There isn't a crossing supervisor, yet the speed limit is 70kph.
Aside from the school kiddies, there are many
I do approve of slowing traffic in busy areas or where there are schools, but the reduction of speed to 40 kph at schools and in busy shopping areas has been so badly done and illogical, I don't have any respect for the departments that implemented the system.
And no, I haven't been booked for speeding in a school zone. I have never been booked for anything.