While the RACV is pushing for all schools to have 40km/h speed zones, some rural schools say there are more pressing issues.
In a campaign backed by KidSafe Victoria, Parents Victoria, the Victorian Association of Catholic Primary School Principals, and the Royal Children's Hospital, the RACV's tranport, planning, and infrastructure senior manager Peter Kartsidimas said there were 148 schools in Victoria that still had 60km/h zones.
"Why do some Victorian children get greater protection than others on their way to and from school?" he said in a media release, citing research which states the risk of a pedestrian dying after hit by a car drops from 95 per cent at 60km/h to 40 per cent at 40km/h.
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One school which still has a 60km/h zone is the Woady Yaloak Primary School's Ross Creek campus, on the Sebastopol-Smythesdale Road.
However, Woady Yaloak principal Corey Pohlner said most students didn't cross the road, and the priority was providing more accessible ways to get to school.
The school is set back about 100 metres from the road, with a car park between.
"We're more interested in development of walking tracks and bike tracks around Ross Creek," he said.
"We have four different campuses, and Ross Creek is the one where there's restrictive access for students to get to school from their houses."
That said, Woady Yaloak is one of many rural schools still taking on the state government's Walk to School Month challenge, encouraging students to walk around the reserve to stay active.
VicRoads was contacted for comment.
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