Drivers warned to slow down at schools


More QLD schools have been added to the Newman Government’s flashing school lights program

February 11, 2013

Another 15 Queensland schools have been added to the Newman Government’s flashing school lights program.

Transport Minister Scott Emerson says the $10 million school safety program is on track to roll out flashing school lights to 300 schools over four years.

"The next round of 33 schools will have their flashing lights rolled out in the coming months and covers areas within Southeast Queensland, Bundaberg, Rockhampton, Gympie and Toowoomba," Emerson says.

The signs are designed to remind parents and other drivers to slow down through school zones.

More than 17,000 speeding fines were handed out in school zones last year – an increase of 40 percent since 2010, government figures show.

"We have a lot of traffic around schools, with 508,000 students enrolled across Queensland for 2013 and term one now in full swing," Emerson says.

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