New flashing school zone lights will be installed at Kawana Waters State College and Meridan State College as part of the Newman Government’s election commitment.
Member for Kawana Jarrod Bleijie said the flashing lights will assist in warning motorists to slow down in school zones.
“New flashing lights to be installed on Sportmans Parade will further boost safety for Kawana Waters State School students after the lights were installed last year along the Nicklin Way school zone,” Mr Bleijie said.
“Flashing lights will also help remind drivers to slow down along Parklands Boulevard to improve safety for Meridan State College students.
“The safety of all road users is our top priority, and that is certainly the case for our youngest Queenslanders.
“Speeding through school zones greatly increases the risk to all pedestrians, as the faster a vehicle is travelling, the longer it takes to stop and the greater the severity of impact.
“We believe these signs are going to go a long way in reminding drivers they are approaching school zones and need to slow down immediately,” Mr Bleijie said.
The Newman Government has committed $10 million over four years to install flashing light signs at over 300 school zones.
During 1 January to 30 September 2013, there were 22,365 speeding infringements issued in school zones. This is 24 per cent greater than the same period for 2012.
Of the 22,365 speeding infringements, 251 were issued to drivers travelling between 31 and 40 km/h above the speed limit and 21 were issued to drivers travelling more than 40 km/h above the speed limit.