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    Minister for Transport and Main Roads
    The Honourable Mark Bailey

    Improved safety in the zone for 100 more Queensland schools

    Minister for Transport and Main Roads
    The Honourable Mark Bailey

    Friday, July 27, 2018

    Improved safety in the zone for 100 more Queensland schools

    A hugely successful road safety program is on track to deliver safer school journeys for students at 1000 Queensland schools by 2020.

    The Palaszczuk Government’s Flashing School Zone Signs program has identified 100 new schools that will receive flashing speed limit signals in 2018/19.

    Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey announced the new list of schools as safety works wrapped up at 100 locations selected for installations over the past 12 months.

    “When the final flashing school zone sign is installed by June 2019, our government will have funded safety upgrades at 940 schools,” Mr Bailey said.

    “We are well on track to reach 1000 in 2020, which means safer access for thousands of Queensland students.

    “Our flashing school zone signs have become easily identifiable across the state, reminding motorists that kids are around.

    “Now we need every Queenslander to take the next step by following the road rules.”

    Education Minister Grace Grace welcomed the expanded road safety measures in more school communities across the state.

    “Nothing is more important than the safety of Queensland students and we want to do all we can to help them get to and from school safely,” Ms Grace said.

    “These flashing signs work by alerting motorists to slow down and drive carefully in school zones.

    “Schools are selected to be part of the Flashing School Zone Signs program on a priority basis so that high-risk traffic areas are addressed first.

    “A rigorous assessment process is applied to look at road crash history, vehicle and pedestrian traffic, speed limits and visibility problems around our schools.

    “I’m so pleased even more Queensland school students will benefit from this successful road safety program.”

    The Department of Transport and Main Road consults with schools and local governments on the design and installation plans for school zones.

    The 2018/19 Flashing School Zone program is supported by funding from the Camera Detected Offence Program.

    For more information on flashing school zone signs visit www.tmr.qld.gov.au/Safety/School-road-safety

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