Flashing signs for Sunbury State School get the nod
SUNBURY State School in Maryborough will soon have flashing school signs installed along Alice St thanks to a $35,000 cash injection promised by the State Government.
State Member for Maryborough Bruce Saunders said the upcoming installation, scheduled for July 31, was a much-needed boost for the area.
"This is great news for school kids and the community of Maryborough," Mr Saunders said.
Minister for Main Roads, Road Safety and Ports Mark Bailey, said the Palaszczuk government was committed to delivering the school signage using money allocated to the project by the previous LNP government.
"The Palaszczuk government remains committed to the flashing school zone signs program," Mr Saunders said.
While Mr Bailey said the program originated with the Bligh government in 2011, Mr Saunders was confident the flashing school zone signs program would now be delivered across the state to at-risk schools.
"I am part of a government that is committed to installing more flashing school signs," Mr Saunders said.
The flashing signs help make drivers better aware of school speed limits.
"The bright orange, flashing signs will tell motorists to slow down," Mr Saunders said.
"This could prevent serious crashes nearby or even save a young life."