School zone extension for Asquith Boys High School

15 November 2017

Walking to and from school will become safer for Asquith Boys High School students with the school zone extended on Peats Ferry Road.

Member for Hornsby Matt Kean MP said the existing school zone on Peats Ferry Road will be extended 125 metres to increase safety for pedestrians and provide adequate cover for school access points.

“After talking to parents I realised the 40km school zone did not go far enough and I knew something had to be done to fix this, Mr Kean said.

“I took this issue up with the Minister for Roads Melinda Pavey who assured me Roads and Maritime Services would conduct a review.”

After the review was completed, it was determined the school zone needed to be extended to cover all school access points to increase pedestrian safety.

The 40km/h school zone will operate between 8am and 9.30am and 2.30pm to 4pm on gazetted school days.

Mr Kean said motorists are reminded to drive to the speed limits at all times for the safety of all road users.

“There is nothing more important than the safety of our children and motorists need to stick to 40km an hour when driving through school zones,”

The new school zone signs are expected to be installed on Monday 13 November, weather permitting.

Members of the community can sign up at the Safer Roads NSW website www.saferroadsnsw.com.au to receive updates about changes to permanent speed limits in their nominated area.

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