Monday November 13, 2017
Students of James Erskine Public School are now benefiting from the installation of new safety infrastructure around local schools as part of a state-wide program.
Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight Melinda Pavey alongside Member for Mulgoa Tanya Davies said the improvements to pedestrian infrastructure around schools in the region would make it safer for children walking in the area.
“The $5 million program is being rolled out across 132 schools around the state and is part of the NSW Government’s $10 million boost to school zone safety,” Mrs Pavey said.
“Every school in the region already has at least one set of school zone flashing lights installed and these upgrades will only further enhance the safety of our local children.
“Since 2013, there have been no child pedestrian deaths in an operational NSW school zone and these upgrades will further protect our children, especially during the busy school drop off and pick up times.”
Tanya Davies said she was pleased Mulgoa has benefited from the Liberal & National Government investment to provide important infrastructure to protect the students at James Erskine Public School.
“Improvements at the school include fencing and kerb extensions around the pedestrian crossing,” Ms Davies said.
“It’s also still vitally important to remember that we all need to play our part in keeping pedestrians safe – always obey 40km/h school zone speed limits and keep an eye out for children who might run onto the road unexpectedly.”
The number of pedestrian deaths in NSW so far this year stands at 41, which is 12 less than the same time last year.