SCHOOL SAFETY BOOST FOR
TAMWORTH AND GUNNEDAH
Parliamentary Secretary for Regional Roads and Rail and Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson has today announced three schools in the Tamworth electorate will receive school zone flashing lights follow an assessment of schools with multiple busy entrances and high road safety risks.
Mr Anderson said Tamworth South Public School, Carinya Christian School and Gunnedah South Public School will benefit from the NSW Government’s $5Million School Zone Flashing Lights program.
“This rollout is on top of the NSW Government’s initial rollout which ensured all eligible schools across NSW has a least one set of flashing lights.
“School drop-off and pick-up times can get pretty busy with high pedestrian and vehicle movements and we know school zone flashing lights are an effective way of warning motorists to slow down and pay extra attention.
“It’s great the Government has identified the need to provide these three schools with the extra level of protection they need.
“These locations were selected by a risk assessment model which took into account things like approach speed, pedestrian numbers, traffic volumes and heavy vehicle traffic volumes.”
All eligible schools with multiple busy entrances were consulted in the process of selecting school zones for this program.
Flashing lights are funded through the Community Road Safety Fund, where all speed and red light camera fines go directly towards vital road safety programs.
School zones are enforced on government gazetted school days to ensure operation dates and times are consistent and easy to follow.