Flashing 40km signs in CBD school precinct

photo Member for Geraldton Ian Blayney has welcomed the installation and switching on of flashing 40km/hr zone safety lights in the Geraldton CBD school precinct.

The Geraldton CBD region will have 12 lights installed encompassing Geraldton Senior College, Nagle Catholic College, Geraldton Primary School and St Francis Xavier Primary School.

Additionally, four flashing 40km/hr zone safety lights will be installed at Rangeway Primary School.

“The safety lights are now installed and flashing in the Geraldton CBD school district which will increase driver awareness that they had entered a school zone and should reduce their speed accordingly,” Mr Blayney said.

“There is no doubt that these flashing signs and those at Rangeway will remove any confusion for motorists that they are in a 40km/hr speed zone and must slow down and I know these lights will be welcomed by local parents.

“During the election campaign last year, the Liberal Party made a commitment to ensure all Western Australian schools with a school zone would be protected by flashing electronic 40km/h speed signs by 2017. These lights are testament that we are committed to that promise.

“I commend the Liberal-National Government for prioritising the safety of our children.”

In November the State Government announced it would install flashing electronic 40km/h speed signs at 66 schools this financial year.