Tanya Davies MP. Member for Mulgoa.

LOCAL CHILDREN BENEFIT FROM SAFETY ADDITIONS AROUND SCHOOLS

Tuesday August 7, 2018

St Clair Public School and James Erskine Primary School are now safer thanks to the NSW Government’s $10 million program to boost school zone safety across the state.

Member for Mulgoa Tanya Davies today announced St Clair Public School and James Erskine Public School have benefited from the program with the completion of improved fencing, crossings and kerb extensions to keep children safe to and from school.

“St Clair Public School and James Erskine Public School students will now be a little safer walking near their school thanks to this program,” Tanya Davies said.

“Roads and children can be a dangerous mix, which is why we are investing in making school zones as safe as possible to reduce the risk of tragedy.”

“School children are some of our most vulnerable road users, that is why the NSW Government has invested $5 million towards pedestrian crossings and fencing and $5 million for school zone flashing lights.”

“Thanks to this funding school children in St Clair and Erskine Park will be that much safer walking to and from school.”

The $10 million school zone safety program has included upgrades to pedestrian infrastructure at 140 schools across the state as well as additional school zone flashing lights for more than 500 schools.

Tanya Davies said that although there have been no school aged pedestrian deaths in active school zones since December 2013 drivers should not become complacent.

The number of pedestrian deaths in NSW so far this year stands at 41, which is 12 more than the same time last year.