Elanora High School receives safety boost

29 May 2013 3:14 PMJann Stuckey

Elanora HS Flashing lights web

Jann with Principal Cameron Hodges and students

29 May 2013

Member for Currumbin, Jann Stuckey MP has welcomed the news Elanora High School have had flashing lights installed.

“This instalment of flashing lights demonstrates the Newman Government’s ongoing commitment to improving safety around school zones.

“Flashing lights were installed on Nineteenth Avenue outside Elanora High School and will work to clearly alert motorists they’re approaching a school zone,” Ms Stuckey said.

“This extra safety boost is particularly important for children at multi-lane schools such as Elanora High, as there is generally a higher volume of traffic passing the school.

“The safety of all Queenslanders is of paramount importance and flashing school lights will provide 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 Queensland students 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.”

Transport and Main Roads Minister Scott Emerson said the installation of flashing lights at schools with multi-lane campuses is in addition to the $10 million commitment announced during the election.

“Already as part of this program we have delivered lights to 15 schools and announced the next 33 schools set to receive lights before the end of this financial year,” Mr Emerson said.

“This program will benefit more than 300 schools over the next four years adding a much needed safety boost for schools all over the state.”

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Background

There were 17,254 fines handed out in school zones in 2011 – an increase of 40 per cent in just two years. Of the 8131 fines handed out between January and May 2012, a concerning 114 were motorists travelling at more than 30km/h above the speed limit