School safety lights now flashing in Berrigan LGA
25 August 2015
Member for Murray Adrian Piccoli has advised of a huge boost in protecting children on roads around the Berrigan LGA with every school in the local area now having a set of flashing lights.
“Children are some of our most vulnerable road users and we know that flashing lights slow motorists down around schools,” Mr Piccoli said.
“Over the last months, crews have been working hard in our local area delivering flashing lights to Barooga Public School, Sacred Heart Primary School, Tocumwal Public School, Finley High School and Finley Public School, Berrigan Public School and St Columba's Primary School.
“Roads and Maritime Services has worked with schools to ensure the flashing lights are installed in the most appropriate locations.
“Since July last year, the Government has ramped up its flashing lights rollout, completing more than 100 schools per month, so that by the end of this year, every school across NSW will have a set.
"In June, the NSW Government announced a record spend in road safety, which included an extra $2 million this financial year as part of our $10 million package, to boost safety around schools by improving infrastructure like zebra crossings and rolling out additional flashing lights to schools with multiple busy entrances.
"It’s all part of our commitment to put a safety cone around our schools and improve school road safety in every way," Mr Piccoli concluded.
Flashing lights remind motorists of the 40km/h speed limit, which applies from 8am to 9.30am and 2.30pm to 4pm on gazetted school days.
More information about the flashing lights program is available at: roadsafety.transport.nsw.gov.au
Media contact: Murray Electorate Office 02 6962 6644
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