Schools Flashing Speed Signs Promise On Track To Be Delivered One Year Early

Schools Flashing Speed Signs Promise On Track To Be Delivered One Year Early

Queensland Premier Campbell Newman

Queensland Minister for Transport and Main Roads Scott Emerson

Flashing Speed Signs Light Up More Schools

Victor P Taffa

The Queensland Government’s election promise to deliver a safety boost for children and parents around schools will be achieved a year ahead of schedule.

 

 

 

 

 

Premier Campbell Newman and Transport and Main Roads Minister Scott Emerson today released the next round of flashing school lights to be delivered by mid-2015.

“We promised to roll out this $10 Million program of flashing school lights over four years and we are on track to reach that target a year early.” Mr. Newman said

“We have delivered flashing school lights to 195 schools in the past two years, with an additional 151 schools to receive lights by June 2015.”

“This means we will deliver more than we promised, delivering 300 school installations a year ahead of the four year schedule.”

QLD Minister for Transport and Main Roads Scott Emerson

QLD Minister for Transport and Main Roads Scott Emerson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Transport and Main Roads Minister Scott Emerson said the Newmarket State School was the eleventh school to receive flashing school lights since July.

“The flashing light program gives parents peace of mind their children are safer heading to and from school and it is great to deliver better infrastructure and planning as part of our strong plan for a brighter future.” Mr. Emerson said.

“The signs are an important reminder to motorists to slow down in and around school areas while our most vulnerable Queenslanders make their way to and from school.”

“Schools are selected based on a detailed risk analysis of all existing school zones in Queensland and nominations by schools and communities based on local knowledge of particular problem areas through their local state members of parliament.” Mr. Emerson said.

“Priority has been given to school zones with a significant crash history, a high level of vehicle and pedestrian traffic, higher speed limits and visibility problems.

“Our local members have been invaluable in recommending schools to receive the flashing lights, based on community feedback.”

“Too many people either ignore or simply forget to reduce their vehicle speed, so the signs spell it out plain and simple – slowdown in school zones. It could save a child’s life.” Mr. Emerson said.

Between 1 July 2013 and 30 June 2014, more than 28,000 speeding infringements were issued to drivers in school zones.