The State Government is ramping up its commitment to improving safety around school zones with flashing light signs being installed at seven Sunshine Coast schools.
Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson said the ongoing program aimed at installing school flashing lights at split campuses and on multi-lane roads across Queensland would be finished by June.
“I am pleased Maroochydore High is one of the seven schools set to receive flashing lights to alert motorists they’re approaching a school zone,” Ms Simpson said.
“This extra safety boost is particularly important for schools like Maroochydore High where there is high volume of multi-lane traffic passing the school.”
“Flashing school zone lights act as an extra reminder for parents and other motorists to slow down in and around school areas while children make their way to and from school.”
“Motorists need to remember children are unpredictable when crossing streets and it’s vital to slow down to reduce the risk of accidents.”
Transport and Main Roads Minister Scott Emerson said the installation of flashing lights at schools located on multi-lane roads is in addition to the $10 million commitment announced during the election.
“Already as part of this program we have delivered lights to 15 schools and announced the next 33 schools set to receive lights before the end of this financial year,” Mr Emerson said.
“This program will benefit more than 300 schools over the next four years adding a much needed safety boost for schools all over the state.”