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    Minister for Transport and Main Roads
    The Honourable Mark Bailey

    Speed limit signs mean school student safety now better in Bundy

    Minister for Transport and Main Roads
    The Honourable Mark Bailey

    Wednesday, July 11, 2018

    Speed limit signs mean school student safety now better in Bundy

    Bundaberg students are now safer when travelling to and from school thanks to the Palaszczuk Government’s $12 million flashing school zone program, with 22 local school zones at 14 schools having received the signs. 

    Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey said flashing signs were installed on George Street, to serve St Patrick’s Catholic School earlier this year. 

    “We have already installed more than 840 flashing signs across Queensland, and we are committed to install them at a further 300 school zones over the next three years (from 2018–19 to 2020–21),” Mr Bailey said. 

    “All the eligible school zones across Queensland, including several in the Bundaberg region, will be assessed and considered for sign upgrades. 

    “This is because significant planning goes into ensuring the signs are delivered to where they’ll be most effective, benefiting the schools and communities that need them most.   

    “We work closely with local councils and schools leading up to the installation phase, to ensure these important safety signs are placed in highly visible places. 

    “It will be great to see yet another school benefit from our safety initiative, as our flashing signs have made school zones much safer.” 

    Mr Bailey said the Palaszczuk Government was committed to enhancing road safety for students across the state. 

    “Flashing 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,” he said. 

    “The signs only flash on school days and during school zone times, so motorists will be aware when children are likely to be around. 

    “We want to create a safe environment for our students. 

    “Adhering to the speed limit is always vital. We urge all motorists to follow the road rules and help us create a safe environment for students when they are arriving and leaving school.” 

    Schools are selected for flashing signs following detailed risk analysis, 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.

     

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    Media contact: Dominic Geiger, 0447355565