Dr Anthony Lynham

STATE MEMBER FOR STAFFORD

Better safety for Stafford State School

25 September 2016 –

Students and motorists will be safer around Stafford State School with the introduction of a new 40km zone for peak school drop-off and pick-up times from Tuesday 4 October on Stafford and Webster Roads.

The new school zone will feature both fixed and flashing signs to alert motorists to the changed traffic conditions. It will operation in time for the beginning of the final school term for 2016.

We’ve listed to that calls of residents and parents and I’m really pleased with the decision to establish the new school zone and install the flashing signage. The Queensland Government is committed to ensuring our student have safe journeys to and from school. Many residents have voiced their concerns about this busy intersection. We were happy to work with council to provide a unified installation plan that will ensure the road changes are safe for everyone.

The new school zone will make it easier for children who walk to school and for parents entering and exiting the school drop-off area.

Slowing down to 40km/h in school zones will ensure motorists are driving at speeds that will make a difference to the safety of our children.

We appreciate the cooperation of motorists who use these roads – taking the time to familiarise themselves with the new schools zones and driving to the changed conditions.

The installation of the school zone was a joint initiative of the Department of Transport and Main Roads (responsible for Stafford Road) and Brisbane City Council (responsible for Webster Road).

The schools zone will operation from 7-9am and 2-4pm on school days, between Crawford Avenue and the Willowie Street bus stop on Stafford Road, and 112 and 180 Webster Road.