Whittlesea drivers are being reminded to slow down, with three new school crossings now operating across the city.

Crossings have been created at Mernda Central P-12 College in Breadalbane Avenue, Mernda Park Primary School in Riverdale Boulevard and Harvest Home Primary School in Harvest Home Road at Epping.

Motorists are warned that 40-kilometre speed zones are in place around the new schools, as well as at South Morang’s Marymeade Catholic College and Epping’s Al Siraat College.

Mayor Ricky Kirkham urged parents to also pay attention to parking restrictions around schools.

“Drivers should slow down and pay attention while driving in school zones,” he said.

“The 40km zones, crossings and parking restrictions are there for the safety of children and families.

“Both Victoria Police and council officers will be patrolling to ensure drivers comply with the rules.”