School Road Safety Petition Strongly Supported

10/09/2013

State Member for Pine Rivers, Mr Seath Holswich, today tabled a petition in Parliament calling on the State Government to install flashing school zone signs outside Holy Spirit School and Bray Park State School.

Around 550 concerned parents, teachers and local residents signed the petition, recognizing the importance of improving road safety outside local schools.

"Our local schools understand the importance of keeping students and parents safe around their schools and I have been encouraged with the positive response to this petition," Mr Holswich said.

Mr Holswich recently held a Mobile Office at Kensington Village where he sought support for the petition.

"A majority of people stopped to sign the petition - even those without school aged children were pleased to support such an important initiative."

The Newman Government has committed $10 million to installing over 300 sets of lights at schools within four years.

"Flashing school zone signs throughout Queensland are proving a valuable visual reminder to motorists to slow down around schools."

"I am working hard to ensure that Pine Rivers schools are well represented in this initial rollout of 300 schools."

"As the elected representative for our community, every day I am working towards building a better Pine Rivers, and improved road safety around our schools is an important part of a better Pine Rivers."

The Minister for Transport and Main Roads is required to respond to the petition within 30 days of its tabling in Parliament.