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Caningeraba Primary School needs safety boost
The Newman Government is continuing its commitment to improving safety around school zones.
Member for Burleigh Michael Hart said the ongoing program aimed at installing school flashing lights at multi-lane campuses across Queensland was due to be finished by June.
However to Mr Hart’s concern, there are some schools in the Burleigh electorate still waiting for installation of flashing lights.
“Caningeraba Primary School is yet to receive flashing lights to alert motorists they’re approaching a school zone and this causes me great concern given it is located in a growing high traffic area,” Mr Hart said.
“The extra safety boost provided by flashing lights is particularly important for children at multi-lane campus schools, as there is generally a higher volume of traffic passing the school.
“The Newman Government is committed to the safety of all Queenslanders, especially our littlest ones, and flashing school lights will ensure an extra safety boost around school zones.
“The signs act as an extra reminder for parents and other motorists to slow down in and around school areas while young Queenslanders make their way to and from school.
“Motorists need to remember children are unpredictable when crossing streets and by slowing down you are diffusing a potentially dangerous situation.
“I have been advocating for flashing lights at the Caningeraba campus for some time now and am taking this issue direct to the Minister for Transport and Main Roads in the hope we can get them installed before the end of the year.
“I invite any parents and friends of the Caningeraba school to please contact me to make your concerns known and add your name to a petition calling for action.
“Already as part of this program we have delivered lights to several schools across the Burleigh electorate and I will continue to pressure until we have them in every school,” Mr Hart said.
26 September 2013