Mark Ryan advises Flashing 40s for Narangba Valley High and Flashing 60s for Carmichael College
The Queensland Labor Government will today announced another 100 school zones are set to receive flashing light school zone signs to improve safety for students.
Main Roads and Road Safety Minister Mark Bailey said the announcement was part of the $12 million commitment in the first Palaszczuk State Budget to install an extra 300 flashing signs over three years to enhance road safety for students.
“Another 100 school zones are set to benefit from flashing lights, improving safety of Queensland students travelling to and from school,” Mr Bailey said.
“The flashing signs have been a resounding success since the Queensland Labor Government introduced them in 2011, with more than 600 now installed in school zones across Queensland,” Mr Bailey said
State Member for Morayfield Mark Ryan MP welcomed news that flashing light school zone signs will now be installed at both Narangba Valley State High School (on Golden Wattle Drive) and Carmichael College, Narangba (on Oakey Flat Road) in the near future.
“Not only do flashing light school zone signs improve the visibility of the school zone, they also alert and remind drivers they are entering a school zone and need to slow down,” Mr Ryan said.
“Students arriving and leaving school can be preoccupied and unpredictable around roads and cars. That’s why, we’re committed to improve road safety surrounding schools.”
“I’m pleased that the Queensland Labor Government is delivering this positive outcome for the safety of our local school kids.”
“But safety around schools is not something we can do on our own. We need motorists to be alert and adjust their speed when driving through school zones.”