Safer future for Tallebudgera State School

26 Sep 2014 11:57 AMJann Stuckey Safer future for Tallebudgera State School

26 September 2014

Children in the Currumbin electorate will have safer journeys to and from class each day with the installation of flashing school zone signs.

Member for Currumbin, Jann Stuckey MP said Tallebudgera State School is set to have these safety signs installed in 2015.

“Many schools across Queensland are already benefiting from safer school zones through the LNP Government’s $10 million school flashing lights program,” Ms Stuckey said.

“This important election promise gives parents peace of mind their children are safer, as drivers are reminded to slow down in school areas.

“Motorists need to slow down and drive to conditions at all times to avoid accidents in and around schools.

“Earlier this year Tallebudgera SS was also awarded a $20,000 Queensland Government Road Safety Grant to extend the current drop off/pick up and go shelter at the main car park.

“Tallebudgera joins other schools in the electorate including Elanora State High School which had lights installed last year that have received a great response from the community

Transport and Main Roads Minister Scott Emerson said schools were selected based on a detailed risk analysis of all existing school zones in Queensland and following nominations by schools, communities and local Members of Parliament.

“Priority has been given to school zones with a significant crash history, a high level of vehicle and pedestrian traffic, higher speed limits and visibility problems,” he said.

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