Local schools to welcome flashing signs
Students will be safer when travelling to and from school thanks to the Palaszczuk Government’s $12 million flashing school zone program, with more local schools set to receive the signs.
State Member for Morayfield Mark Ryan said signs would be installed at Morayfield East State School, Bellmere State School and Caboolture State High School over the coming financial year.
“We’ve already installed over 740 flashing signs across Queensland at it will be great to see more local schools benefit from our safety initiative,” Mr Ryan said.
“Our flashing signs have made school zones much safer ever since they started lighting-up our roads in 2011.
“This is because significant planning goes into ensuring the signs are delivered to where they’ll be most effective, benefitting the schools and communities that need them most.
“These signs play an important role in alerting motorists that they are entering a school zone, reminding drivers to slow down and keep an eye out for children.
“The signs only flash on school days and during school zone times, so motorists will be notified when children are likely to be around.
“Sticking to the speed limit is always vital, and I urge all motorists to follow the road rules and help us create a safe environment for students around schools.”
Schools are selected for flashing school zone signs following detailed analyses, which considers crash history, vehicle and pedestrian traffic, speed limits and visibility problems.
For more information on flashing school zone signs, visit www.tmr.qld.gov.au/safety/school-road-safety
The following sites have been approved for flashing school zone signs in the 2017-18 program:
Caboolture State High School Charles Street
Caboolture State High School Lee Street
Morayfield East State School Laver Street
Bellmere State School Bellmere Road