Flashing Lights in School Zones Keeping Local Kids Safe

As children head back to school it is a timely reminder for motorists to take care in and around our school zones.

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke said since 2011 the NSW Government has installed 163 sets of flashing lights across the electorate.

“School children are some of our most vulnerable road users, which is why since 2011, the NSW Liberal and Nationals Government has ensured every school in NSW has at least one set of flashing lights in place, with many having multiple sets,’ Ms Cooke said.

“As a result, we have delivered more than 5,700 sets of flashing lights in school zones around the state.

“The lights are an incredibly effective reminder to motorists that they are entering a school zone and they should slow down and take care to help keep our children safe. With school returning this week I’m urging motorists to take extra care whenever they see these lights flash.

“On top of the lights, the NSW Liberal and Nationals have invested $18.5 million to deliver an additional 300 school crossing supervisors bringing the total number of supervisors to 1,300 of which 739 are based in regional NSW.

“These lights, combined with the lower speed limit, school crossing supervisors and dragon’s teeth markings help make NSW school zones safe for all our students and teachers.” More information about school safety can be found at: https://roadsafety.transport.nsw.gov.au/stayingsafe/schools/flashinglights/index.html

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