Govt to install flashing lights at more schools across Qld

WALKING to and from school will be safer for children and parents as the Newman Government announced the next 33 schools to benefit from flashing traffic lights.

Member for Gympie, David Gibson MP announced the next round of the $10 million program will increase safety around Two Mile State School.

"I'm delighted that the Department of Transport and Main Roads has approved these lights as they will boost safety in our area," Mr Gibson said.

"Kids and traffic can be a dangerous mix and these lights will be another reminder to drivers on the Bruce Highway to slow down around Two Mile State School.

"Children can be hard to see and may not be concentrating around their mates before or after school, so this will be an important extra safety measure.

"As students are now back at school it is a timely reminder for motorists to take care near schools zone and stick to the lower speed limits.

Transport and Main Roads Minister Scott Emerson said the LNP was taking proactive steps to tackle the problem.

"The first round of lights for the priority 15 schools was delivered in time for school to return with next 33 schools due to have their lights installed by June 2013," Mr Emerson said.

"We have given priority to schools that have a significant crash history, a high level of car and pedestrian traffic, higher speed limits or visibility problems."

The next 33 schools set to receive flashing lights include:

  • Wellcamp State School
  • Cawarral State School
  • Mount Morgan Central State School
  • Allenstown State School
  • Taranganba State School
  • Forest Lake State School
  • Warrigal Road State School
  • Northside Christian College
  • McDowall State School
  • Nashville State School
  • Mansfield State High School
  • Wondall Heights State School
  • Jindalee State School
  • Ironside State School
  • Bald Hills State School
  • Grovely State School
  • Middle Ridge State School
  • Kindon State School
  • Geham State School
  • Murray's Bridge State School
  • Bouldercombe State School
  • Taroom State School
  • Emerald Christian College
  • Mount Cotton State School
  • Woodhill State School
  • Kolan South State School
  • Two Mile State School
  • Coombabah State High School
  • Buderim Mountain State School
  • Chevallum State School
  • Mudgeeraba State School
  • Lourdes Hill College
  • Camp Hill State Infants and Primary School
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