‘LAST CHANCE’ SPEED LIMIT APP TO HELP MOTORISTS

Nationals Member for Lismore Thomas George MP today welcomed the release of the NSW Government’s new smartphone app, that includes alerts motorists are about to enter a school zone.

Mr George said the best advice to motorists to avoid a speeding fine was not to speed but for those wanting additional reminders the new app would literally warn them with an audio alert.

“For those motorists who don’t see school zone signs or flashing lights there is now the ‘Speed Adviser’ App which will literally tell you via an audio warning that you are entering a school zone.

“It is the only app of its kind and is available free from the App Store with an Android version also in development for release soon.

“The App also alerts drivers when a speed limit changes and warns drivers if they exceed the speed limit.

“Motorists can set it before they leave and it will provide audio alerts. There is no need to interact with the app at all while driving, in line with laws applying to mobile phones and GPS devices.

“School zone safety has reached another historic milestone with the NSW Government also calling for tenders to build the new flashing lights that will be rolled out to all schools in NSW still waiting for a set.

“The NSW Liberals & Nationals Government has been rolling out flashing lights at almost 3 times the rate of the previous government.

“By the end of 2015 every single school in NSW including those in Lismore electorate will have a set of flashing lights installed.

“The new model of lights will have essential safety features such as back-to-base technology to allow for pro-active maintenance and remote adjustment.

“Our road safety experts have started working with schools and community groups to ensure the flashing lights will be installed at the location where they will provide the biggest safety benefit.

“We also have a new online map for parents and schools that will show the status of every single school under the flashing lights program.

“People can log onto www.roadsafety.transport.nsw.gov.au to search for their school.

“This is an exciting resource for those school communities counting down the days until they receive their own set of flashing lights.

Tenders for the flashing lights are to be lodged online using Roads and Maritime Services e-tender service by 2.30pm on Monday, 10 February.

Further information on the tender for installation of flashing lights may be obtained from the Tender Liaison Officer, Monique Naranjilla by emailing school.zone.alert.system@rms.nsw.gov.au.

Lismore Contact Details:

Office: 55 Carrington Street  LISMORE
Postal: PO Box 52  LISMORE  NSW  2480
Telephone: 02 6621 3624
Facsimile: 02 6622 1403
Email: lismore@parliament.nsw.gov.au

Murwillumbah Contact Details:

Telephone: 02 6672 7577