TWEED MP Geoff Provest is spruiking a new way to help keep kids safe in school zones while avoiding a hefty speeding ticket.

The NSW Government has released a new smartphone app that audibly warns motorists they are about to enter a school zone.

Obviously keeping your eye on upcoming road conditions is preferable, but Mr Provest said the app provided a way to warn those who may have missed school zone signs.

“It is the only app of its kind and is available free from the App Store with an Android version also in development for release soon,” he said.

“There is no need to interact with the app at all while driving, in line with laws applying to mobile phones and GPS devices.”

Additionally, Mr Provest announced all school zones in Tweed would be equipped with flashing lights at key locations by the end of 2015.

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