Flashing speed signs to keep Gold Coast kids safe

CHILDREN in the Northern Gold Coast Region will have safer journeys to and from class each day with another school to receive flashing school zone signs.

Member for Coomera Michael Crandon said Woongoolba State School is the latest school to install new Flashing Lights.

“Woongoolba State School joins Eagleby South State School & Helensvale State High School who are already benefiting from the installation of flashing lights,” he said.


“We have delivered flashing school lights to 195 schools across Queensland in the past two years, with an additional 151 schools to receive lights by June 2015.”

Mr Crandon said the signs reminded drivers to slow down in and around school areas while young Queenslanders made their way to and from school.

“The safety of children walking to and from school is paramount and the continued roll out of flashing school zone signs across the state is proof of our commitment to child safety,” he said.

“Motorists need to slow down and drive to conditions at all times to avoid tragedy in and around schools.”

Transport and Main Roads Minister Scott Emerson said schools were selected based on a detailed risk analysis of all existing school zones in Queensland and following nominations by schools, communities and local Members of Parliament.

“Priority has been given to school zones with a significant crash history, a high level of vehicle and pedestrian traffic, higher speed limits and visibility problems,” he said.