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Gold Coast kids to benefit from flashing school zone signs

Flashing school zone signs to enhance road safety for Gold Coast students

Flashing school zone signs are designed to grab the attention of motorists and prevent speeding around schools which, in turn, helps keep our kids safe as they navigate their day.

In great news for Gold Coast families, the recent Palaszczuk Government announcement that another 100 Queensland school zones are set to receive flashing school zone signs to improve safety for students, includes several schools right here on the Gold Coast.

“Another 100 school zones are set to benefit from flashing lights, improving the safety of Queensland students travelling to and from school,” said Road Safety Minister Mark Bailey.

The announcement is part of the $12 million commitment made in the first Palaszczuk State Budget to install an extra 300 flashing signs over three years.



Flashing school zone signs grab the attention of motorists and prevent speeding around schools

Known danger areas to benefit first

“Flashing lights will be installed at schools all over Queensland including on Lower Gold Coast Highway for Burleigh Heads State School and Hardy’s Road for Mudgeeraba Creek State School,” said Mr Bailey.

“Students arriving and leaving school can be preoccupied and unpredictable around roads and cars. That’s why we’re committed to improve road safety surrounding schools.”

“Flashing school lights alert and remind drivers they are entering a school zone and need to slow down.”

“A number of important factors are taken into account when assessing school sites for flashing lights, such as the accident history, traffic volumes, pedestrian movements, the speed limit and visibility.

“This isn’t something we can do on our own, we need motorists to be alert and adjust their speed when driving through school zones.”

Is your school on this list?

Schools receiving flashing lights in the Gold Coast region are:

• Palm Beach-Currumbin State High School, Currumbin
• Burleigh Heads State School, Burleigh Heads
• Nerang State High School, Nerang
• St Kevin’s School , Benowa
• Mudgeeraba Creek State School, Mudgeeraba
• Emmaus College , Jimboomba

Remember, if you see the signs – slow down!

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Janine Mergler

Janine Mergler is a veteran Queensland teacher, graduating from QUT with a BEd majoring in Social Sciences. After many years in the classroom, Janine moved on to academia. She has proudly trained new generations of teachers in her role as a lecturer at Queensland University of Technology Faculty of Education. She has also worked in the Queensland Government as an education specialist, developing education resources and delivering community awareness programs to help families conserve water. Currently she is the owner and editor of Families Magazine, a publication specifically targeted at parents who value a quality education for children.  Janine leads a team of professionals who write about family lifestyle, early childhood, schools and education information and family-friendly events.

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