Another 100 schools zones in Queensland are set to receive new flashing signage to improve safety for students.
Member for Logan Linus Power welcomed the extra flashing lights placed in Waller Road, Browns Plains.
“The installation of flashing school zone signs on Waller Road are a welcome addition to the existing flashing signs already in the school zone,” he said.
“As a parent, it’s a relief to see cars responding to the signs.”
Mr Power said the $12 million road safety program continues to go from strength to strength.
“Having two schools close together it is important to have well defined areas for passing traffic,” he said.
“In February this year, flashing signs were installed on Mayfair Drive, and having these additional signs clearly defines the school area and reminds drivers they are entering a school zone and need to slow down.
“Waller Road is the major access road to both Browns Plains State High School and Browns Plains Primary School. Installing them on this road will make the area much safer for the school community and motorists.”
Main Roads and Road Safety Minister Mark Bailey said the announcement (for extra signage) was part of the $12 million commitment in the first Palaszczuk State Budget to install an extra 300 flashing signs over three years to enhance road safety for students.
A number of important factors are taken into account when assessing school sites for flashing signs, such as the accident history, traffic volumes, pedestrian movements, the speed limit and visibility.
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