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Jan 252014

School zone signOn School Days, the speed limit outside Whites Hill State College used to be 40km between 7-9am and 2-4pm. It now runs all day 7am-4pm.  It may cause a few people to be caught out if they are not aware of the change, following school going back on 28th January.

Flashing light school zone signs have been installed on Samuel Street near Burn Street intersection and Agate/Cambridge Street Intersection.

Be aware when you see these lights as this school zone is 40 km/hr. from 7am to 4pm on School Days

Whites Hill State College was nominated to receive these new signs as part of a $10 million Queensland Government commitment to improve school road safety. You will notice that the new enhanced signs look similar to standard school zone signs with the important addition of a red flashing ring around the speed limit as well as two flashing yellow lights at the top of the sign. The installation of flashing light school zone signs is proven to improve visibility of school zones, serving as an active reminder for motorists to slow down.

The Department of Transport says:

Speeding has been identified as a major factor in the cause and severity of road crashes. Speeding in Queensland is one of the most important factors in road fatalities, accounting for 22.6% of the road toll in 2011–12.

Speeding through school zones greatly increases the risk to pedestrians as the faster a vehicle is travelling, the longer it takes to stop and the greater the severity of impact. Children are also impulsive, unpredictable and inexperienced, which is why motorists need to exercise caution in the vicinity of a school.

So next time you’re driving past the school or dropping off or picking up your child keep an eye out for the new signs and make sure you stick to the signed speed limit.

40 Km/hr. All Day from 7am to 4pm
Along Samuel Street
Not just Drop Off and Pick Up times

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