Flashing School Zone Signs Turned On For Two Bray Parl Schools

24/02/2014

Two Bray Park school communities have benefitted from the Newman Government’s commitment to improving road safety, with flashing school zone signs being turned on today for the first time.

 

Member for Pine Rivers, Mr Seath Holswich, said the flashing signs will act as a prominent visual reminder for motorists to slow down in school zones outside Bray Park State School and Holy Spirit Primary School Bray Park.

 

“Prior to being elected our government made a commitment to improve road safety in school zones, and today we begin to deliver on that commitment for Pine Rivers schools,” Mr Holswich said.

 

“The safety of all road users is our top priority, and that is certainly the case for our young Queensland students and their families.”

 

“Speeding through school zones greatly increases the risk to all pedestrians, as the faster a vehicle is travelling, the longer it takes to stop and the greater the severity of impact.”

 

Mr Holswich began the campaign for the signs at these schools in 2013, through a petition that was supported by around 550 concerned parents, teachers and local residents.

 

“The push for these signs had tremendous community support, and I thank everyone who helped lobby for the installation of the signs.”

 

The Newman Government has committed $10 million over four years to install flashing light signs at over 300 school zones.

 

Mr Holswich intends to continue to lobby for the flashing school zone signs to be progressively installed at all other Pine Rivers schools.

 

During 1st January to 30th September 2013, there were 22,365 speeding infringements issued in school zones. This is 24 per cent greater than the same period for 2012. Of the 22,365 speeding infringements, 251 were issued to drivers travelling between 31 and 40 km/h above the speed limit and 21 were issued to drivers travelling more than 40 km/h above the speed limit.