Two Scenic Rim schools to receive flashing signs

Beaudesert State School on Tina Street is expected to have a flashing sign in the next 12 months. Photo: Jocelyn Garcia

Beaudesert State School on Tina Street is expected to have a flashing sign in the next 12 months. Photo: Jocelyn Garcia

Flashing lights will soon be installed at two Scenic Rim schools in a bid to encourage drivers to follow the school zone speed limits.

Signage will be situated on Tina Street at Beaudesert State School and on Macquarie Street at Boonah State High School within the next year.

It is all part of the state government’s $12 million flashing school zone program, which has delivered more than 700 flashing signs across Queensland in the past six years.

Minister for Main Roads and Road Safety Mark Bailey said it would be good to see more schools benefit from their safety initiative.

“Our flashing signs have made school zones much safer ever since they started lighting-up our roads in 2011,” he said.

“This is because significant planning goes into ensuring the signs are delivered to where they’ll be most effective, benefiting the schools and communities that need them most.”

Mr Bailey said the state government was committed to enhancing road safety for students across the state.

“Flashing signs play an important role in alerting motorists that they are entering a school zone, reminding drivers to slow down and keep an eye out for children,” he said.

“We want to create a safe environment for our students to allow them to focus on their studies, rather than having to worry about careless drivers.”

Smartphone
Tablet - Narrow
Tablet - Wide
Desktop