The Andrews Labor Government is making it safer for students in Victoria’s South West to travel to school, with 18 new flashing 40km/h speed signs set to be installed before the 2017 school year.
Member for Western Victoria Gayle Tierney said $103,000 will be spent on the new time-based signs to help make drivers more aware of children crossing the roads during the morning and afternoon school drop-off periods.
Locations were chosen based on community feedback, crash history during school hours, and traffic volume. Priority was given to sites near primary schools.
Children are our most vulnerable road users and reduced speeds near schools help to keep them safe. All drivers must slow down near school speed zones.
Drivers should also watch out for children on bikes at intersections, roundabouts and on footpaths.
The new speed signs will be installed at:
- Monivae College – Glenelg Highway, Hamilton (five signs)
- Brauer College – Carramut Road, Warrnambool (two signs)
- Terang Primary School – Princes Highway, Terang (two signs)
The project is part of the Labor Government’s Building Our Regions program.
Quotes attributable to Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP
“Keeping children safe is everybody’s responsibility, and these new speed signs will remind people to slow down, look up, and be alert.”
“Lower speeds save lives – a small reduction in your speed could save someone’s life.”