More Flashing Lights For Local Schools

More Flashing Lights For Local Schools

Member for Port Macquarie, Leslie Williams said Laurieton will have additional school flashing lights installed as part of the continued program roll out where schools have multiple busy entrances, and have higher road safety risks.

Laurieton Public School will see an additional set of flashing lights installed next month in Lake Street to improve road safety for children travelling to and from school.

“This will build on the NSW Government’s initial rollout which ensured all eligible schools across NSW had at least one set of flashing lights,” Mrs Williams said.

“Children are some of our most vulnerable road users, and we know school zone flashing lights are an effective way of warning drivers and riders to slow down to improve safety.

“Roads and Maritime Services is upgrading school zone signs at 400 schools across the state.

“It’s great that this Government took the initiative to identify the most high risk schools to ensure they benefit from this extra level of protection,” Mrs Williams said.

All eligible schools with multiple busy entrances were consulted in the process of selecting school zones for this program.

The new locations for school zone flashing lights were selected by a risk assessment model which takes into account a number of factors including approach speed, pedestrian numbers, traffic volumes, and heavy vehicle traffic volumes.

Flashing lights are funded through the Community Road Safety Fund, where all speed and red light camera fines go directly towards vital road safety programs.

School zones are enforced on government gazetted school days to ensure operation dates and times are consistent and easy to follow.

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