Hon Liza Harvey MLAHon Liza Harvey MLA

Deputy Premier; Minister for Police; Road Safety; Training and Workforce Development; Women's Interests

Hon Bill Marmion BE MBA MLAHon Bill Marmion BE MBA MLA

Minister for State Development; Transport; Innovation

    Ignore flashing school signs at your own risk

    30/01/2017 6:30 AM
     
    • Liberal National Government committed $36m to installing flashing 40kmh signs in all Western Australian schools
    • Another election commitment being delivered
    • Main Roads WA will install the signs at the final 34 schools by the end of Term 1 

    There is no excuse for exceeding the 40kmh school zone speed limit with the Liberal National Government almost completing its project to install flashing 40kmh signs at every Western Australian school.

     

    Deputy Premier and Road Safety Minister Liza Harvey warned motorists WA Police would continue to enforce the school zone speed limit when students returned to class this week.

     

    "The flashing 40kmh signs, funded through the Road Trauma Trust Account, help remind every motorist when school is back and when students are arriving and departing from school grounds," Ms Harvey said.

     

    The Deputy Premier also released the five worst suburbs for school zone speeding infringements in 2016, saying it was extremely dangerous to speed around children.

     

    1. Scarborough - 1,125 infringements
    2. Meadow Springs - 1,017 infringements
    3. Gosnells - 799 infringements
    4. Wembley - 669 infringements
    5. Balcatta - 619 infringements 

    "These speed limits are in place for a reason; children can be unpredictable near the road and are extremely vulnerable if hit by a car, so please take care and obey the flashing school zone signs," Ms Harvey said.

     

    Transport Minister Bill Marmion said the $36 million project represented the single biggest procurement of electrical components Main Roads WA had ever undertaken.

     

    "The remaining schools are either new campuses or waiting on civil and electrical work, and are expected to be completed by the end of the first term," Mr Marmion said.

     

    Fact File

    • Main Roads will install the signs at the final 34 schools by the end of Term 1 

    Deputy Premier and Road Safety Minister's office - 6552 5900

    Transport Minister's office - 6552 6800

     

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