ROAD SAFETY IMPROVED AT LISMORE SCHOOLS
Member for Lismore Thomas George today announced four schools in Lismore have benefited from the completion of improvements to school zone safety.
The program included upgrades to pedestrian infrastructure at 140 schools as well as the addition of extra school zone flashing lights to more than 500 schools across the state.
|Dunoon Public School||James St||Fencing, signage, line marking and crossing|
|Kadina High School||Kadina St||Fencing, signage, line marking and crossing|
|South Lismore Public School||Wilson St||Signage, kerb extension and road|
|Trinity Catholic College||Leycester St||Fencing, sign marking|
“We all have a role to play when it comes to pedestrian safety, particularly when it comes to the safety around schools,” Mr George said.
“Although there have been no school aged pedestrian deaths in active school zones since December 2013 drivers should not become complacent.
“Roads and children can be a dangerous mix, which is why we are investing in making school zones as safe as possible to reduce the risk of tragedy,” said Mr George.
“School children are some of the most vulnerable people using the road, which is why we have programs such as school zone flashing lights, pedestrian crossings and fencing to keep children safe going to and from school.
“We can all play our part in keeping our kids safe by sticking to school zone speed limits and constantly keeping an eye out for children who might run out onto the road unexpectedly.”
The number of pedestrian deaths in NSW so far this year stands at 41, which is 12 more than the same time last year.
Photo: Thomas George, Member for Lismore and students from South Lismore Public School.