Rollout Of Flashing School Zone Lights Leaves New School Behind
July 8, 2015
Member for Strathfield Jodi McKay today expressed concern that the rollout of the flashing lights program is leaving some schools behind.
The program involves the installation of school zones with flashing lights to alert motorists of the 40km speed limit during school start and finish times. It is being rolled out by the Roads and Maritime Service per LGA.
“The flashing lights program is a great initiative,” Jodi McKay said.
“Research conducted by Road and Maritime Services shows that installing flashing lights in school zones improves driver awareness of the need to travel at a lower speeds during the designated times,” she said.
“This helps to ensure the safety of children arriving at or leaving school. It can help prevent serious injury or worse,” Ms McKay said.
“I was very pleased to see the rollout reach the Strathfield LGA in my local area. Chalmers Road School, Homebush Public School, Homebush West Public School, St Anne’s Catholic Primary School, St Patrick’s College Strathfield, Strathfield Girls High School and Australian International, Sydney, Strathfield received flashing school zone signs,” she said.
But one primary school, Marie Bashir Public School, has been forgotten. This is entirely unacceptable,” Ms McKay said.
“I call on the Government to deliver flashing school zone lights at Marie Bashir Public School as soon as possible,” Jodi McKay said.
“The Government also needs to explain why Marie Bashir Public School was left behind. They need to review the rollout to ensure this has not occurred in any other area,” Jodi McKay said.
“These kind of programs are essential to community safety and no area or school should be left behind,” Ms McKay said.