More flashing lights for local schools
Member for Port Macquarie, Leslie Williams has announced a huge boost in protecting children on roads around the Port Macquarie and Camden Haven areas with more schools in the local area having a set of flashing lights installed.
“Children are some of our most vulnerable road users and we know that flashing lights slow motorists down around schools,” Mrs Williams said.
“That’s why I’m very pleased to announce that 14 local schools are receiving a set of flashing lights.
“Crews been working hard in our local area delivering flashing lights to the following schools:
Camden Haven High School, Laurieton Public School, Herons Creek Public School, Lake Cathie Public School, Telegraph Point Public School, St Columba Anglican School, Port Macquarie Adventist School, St Agnes’ Primary School, St Peters’ Primary School, St Joseph’s Primary School, Heritage Christian School, St Joseph’s Regional College, MacKillop College Port Macquarie and Westport High School.
Mrs Williams said, “Roads and Maritime Services have worked with schools to ensure the flashing lights are installed in the most appropriate locations.
“Since July last year, the Government has ramped up its flashing lights rollout, completing more than 100 schools per month, so that by the end of this year, every school across NSW will have a set.
"In June, the NSW Government announced a record spend in road safety, which included an extra $2 million this financial year as part of our $10 million package, to boost safety around schools by improving infrastructure like zebra crossings and rolling out additional flashing lights to schools with multiple busy entrances.
"It’s all part of our commitment to put a safety cone around our schools and improve school road safety in every way," Mrs Williams said.
Flashing lights remind motorists of the 40km/h speed limit, which applies from 8am to 9.30am and 2.30pm to 4pm on gazetted school days.
More information about the flashing lights program is available at: roadsafety.transport.nsw.gov.au