Monday June 26, 2017
Member for Mulgoa, Tanya Davies MP today has announced that upgrades to the school zone at Cecil Hills Public School are now complete with the installation of flashing lights on Leopold Place.
The safety of students and their families around Mulgoa schools will be given a welcome boost with the installation of extra school zone flashing lights, Tanya Davies announced.
The new lights were installed at Cecil Hills Public School as part of a statewide roll out of extra flashing lights at 104 schools zones.
In August last year the NSW Government announced a $5 million program to install extra flashing lights at 400 NSW schools.
The program, which will be completed in July, is running on time and under budget allowing for the installation of the extra lights at the extra school zones.
Tanya Davies said the program is part of the government’s $10 million boost to school zone safety which includes $5 million for the additional lights, and $5 million for pedestrian safety infrastructure like raised zebra crossings around schools.
“There’s nothing more important than making sure our kids are safe, especially when they are making their way to and from school,” Tanya Davies said.
In 2013 the NSW Government announced the expansion of the school zone flashing lights program to ensure every school in NSW had at least one a set of flashing lights.
“Drivers also face tougher penalties that apply in 40km/h school zones. Offences such as speeding, double parking and illegal U-turns attract a higher fine and additional demerit points when committed in a school zone,” Tanya Davies said.