SAFER ROADS AROUND MONBULK SCHOOLS TO PROTECT KIDS

The Andrews Labor Government has delivered on its commitment to improve road safety around three south-east Melbourne primary schools, with new electronic school speed signs being switched on for the first time next week.

Sixteen new electronic signs have been installed at Mount Dandenong Primary, The Patch Primary and Selby Primary and will flash 40km/h during school speed zone times (8.00am-9.30am and 2.30pm-4.00pm).

Mount Dandenong Primary School will receive a new school speed zone on the Tourist Road, with four electronic signs to be operational during the school speed zone times – reducing the existing 60km/h speed limit to 40km/h.

The Patch Primary School currently has many families accessing the school through a back entrance on The Patch Road, which is a 60km/h road that is not part of a timed school speed zone.

From day one of the new school year, this section of road will be reduced to 40km/h during the school zone times with four flashing signs in operation.

Four existing static school speed signs on Kallista-Emerald Road will be upgraded to electronic signs.

Selby Primary School will also have four new electronic signs displaying the school speed zone on Belgrave-Gembrook Road from next week.

Electronic speed limit signs significantly increase driver awareness, to lower speeds and to take extra care.

When school children are using footpaths close to the road, it’s important we lower the speeds during the school zone times.

Quotes attributable to Member for Monbulk James Merlino

“We’ve made the roads around schools in Monbulk safer, so that our kids come home safe and sound at the end of every school day.”

“The Andrews Labor Government is committed to ensuring the safety of local children at Mount Dandenong Primary, Patch Primary and Selby Primary.”

“We’re replacing existing static signs with flashing signs, but we’ve also expanded and introduced new school zones where appropriate across these locations.”

 

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