CANBERRA LIBERALS TO TURN ON THE FLASHING LIGHTS IN SCHOOL ZONES

If elected to government in October, the Canberra Liberals will improve safety for children by installing flashing signs in ACT school zones. We are committed to rolling out the light displays to all Canberra schools, Shadow Minister for Transport Alistair Coe and Leader of the Opposition Jeremy Hanson said today.

“The flashing signs would be operational during hours of school speed zones to remind drivers to slow down. The flashing signs have been installed across much of NSW and have been demonstrated to be effective in reminding drivers and enhancing safety for children,” Mr Coe said.

“Whilst some motorists consciously speed, many only do so because of a momentary lack of concentration and these signs will prompt motorists to slow down on the most critical stretches of our roads,” Mr Coe concluded.

“We will allocate $7.5 million for this commitment to roll out flashing lights across Canberra schools,” Mr Hanson said.

“The Canberra Liberals are committed to ensuring students safety around schools. These flashing light signs have proven to be a practical measure to enhance safety in other jurisdictions and they will be welcomed by Canberra schools,” Shadow Minister for Education Steve Doszpot concluded.