Have your say on school zones
THE NRMA is asking school and parent committees if school zone warning signs are up to scratch through its Keep Schools Safe survey.
NRMA Motoring & Services President Wendy Machin said the short survey would give parents and school committees the chance to provide feedback on the condition of existing signage at their school zone.
"School zone warning signs are essential for the safety of children and adults around school zones - we want to be sure they are clearly visible to drivers and doing an effective job," Ms Machin said.
"The NRMA audited school zone signs throughout NSW in 2009 and the results were simply frightening, with many signs found to be faded and hidden behind trees.
"Our 2009 audit found that four of five school zone signs did not meet the acceptable standard set by the Government.
"The Government started to upgrade faded school zone signs after the results of our 2009 audit and the Auditor General recommended the Government ensure all school zone signs were correctly installed, clearly visible and in serviceable condition.
"We want to make sure that their scheduled roll-out continues until the job is finished.
"The NRMA recommends that all school zone warning signs be replaced with the Australian-standard, fluorescent lime green colour, which is proven to be more visible to drivers than the standard pumpkin yellow colour previously used."
Ms Machin said the survey would remain open until June 7.