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2 Minute Zone

If you are new to the school, you may not understand how the drop off (or 2 minute zone works). This will help clear up the confusion.

Drop-off and pick-up areas, where you can quickly set down and pick up your children, are common outside schools (always on the school side of the road). They create a safe environment for children and keep traffic moving. Drop-off an...d pick-up areas are signed with passenger loading zone signs or 2 minute parking signs. These signs mean you have a maximum of 2 minutes to drop off or collect your children.

There can often be queues at drop-off and pick-up areas outside schools.

When using a drop-off and pick-up area you:

• must use the area like a quick moving taxi rank
• need to move forward in the queue of vehicles to the signed area
•can get out of your vehicle to quickly help your children get in and out safely (once in the signed area)—however you MUST NOT WALK AWAY FROM YOUR VEHICLE
should only let your children out once you have pulled into the signed area (it is dangerous to let them out while waiting in a queue)
•are only allowed 2 minutes in the signed area (if you take any longer you can be fined)—if your children are not ready to get straight into your vehicle at pick-up time, you will need to drive round the block and queue to enter the area again
• should teach your children to look out for your vehicle and to get in quickly when you pull up