Logan and Scenic Rim motorists urged to slow down in school zones

Logan and Scenic Rim motorists have been urged to slow down as children go back to school.

Motorists have been urged to slow down in school zones as children go back to classes.

Motorists have been urged to slow down in school zones as children go back to classes.

Jordan MP Charis Mullen wants drivers to put road safety at the front of their mind as kids travel to and from school.

"Some of our youngest students will be excited and nervous to start their first year of school," Ms Mullen said.

"Their eagerness can easily override their caution in traffic, so we all need to look out and take special care during the busy drop off times around schools."

She urged drivers to always slow down near schools, be alert and obey school crossing supervisor instructions and carefully read school zone signs when entering.

Ms Mullen said lower speed zone limits would be enforced near schools from tomorrow to help keep children safe.

"School crossing supervisors also play an important role in road safety around schools," she said.

"More than 2000 school crossing supervisors are employed to keep children safe around Queensland schools."

Ms Mullen said the state had committed an additional $4.2 million over two years to fund 50 new school crossing supervisor positions for the growing schools that need them.

This includes Flagstone State School where two additional crossing supervisors began in Term 4 last year - on Homestead Drive and Coachwood Drive.

Parents and carers should remind their children about the best ways to stay safe on and near the road.

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