Flashing school zone signs will be installed outside four Sunshine Coast schools. Photo: File
Flashing school zone signs will be installed outside four Sunshine Coast schools. Photo: File

Flashing school zone signs to be installed

FLASHING school zone signs will be installed outside several Sunshine Coast schools in a bid to encourage drivers to slow down and keep an eye out for children.

The 40km/h signs are part of the latest round of the State Government’s $12 million Flashing School Zone Program.

Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey said flashing signs played an important role in alerting motorists that they were entering a school zone, reminding drivers to slow down and keep an eye out for children.

“40km/h speed limits and flashing signs are proven to increase safety for our youngest Queenslanders,” Mr Bailey said.

“The community has been very passionate in advocating for new flashing signs, and it’s great to be able to secure it for these schools.”

The signs will flash on school days and during school zone times, so motorists will be aware when children are likely to be around.

“Adhering to the speed limit is always vital. We urge all motorists to follow the road rules and help us create a safe environment for students when they are arriving and leaving school.”

New flashing school zone signs will be installed at:

  • Baringa State Primary School, Baringa along Baringa Drive
  • Unity College, Caloundra along Lomond Cres
  • Peachester State School, Peachester along Kilcoy-Beerwah Rd
  • Maleny State High School, Maleny along Bunya St

For more information visit tmr.qld.gov.au/Safety/School-road-safety.



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