FLASHING LIGHTS IN SCHOOL ZONES KEEPING LOCAL MANLY KIDS SAFE
As children around the Manly electorate head back to school, Member for Manly James Griffin is reminding motorists to take care in school zones.
Mr Griffin said since 2011 the NSW Government has installed 47 sets of flashing lights in the Manly 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,” Mr Griffin 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 in Manly 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