Students and motorists will benefit from improved road safety at a busy Bundamba school as part of the Palaszczuk Government’s $40 million School Transport Infrastructure Program.
Flashing school zone signs will be installed outside Bellbird Park State Secondary College following feedback from the school and advice from the Department of Transport and Main Roads.
Member for Bundamba Lance McCallum said the signs would be among the more than 890 installed at schools across the state since 2015.
“The solar powered signs at Bellbird Park State Secondary College will be installed along Alesana Drive, one of the main access points to the school,” Mr McCallum said.
“This is another great result for our local community, and I know it will be warmly welcomed by students and motorists alike as we continue our commitment to getting our Queensland kids to and from school safely.”
Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey said the signs were a visual remember for motorists to observe lower speed limits during the busy school drop off and pick up times.
"Students are our most vulnerable road users given so many walk or ride a bike or scooter to school, and their safety is paramount,” Mr Bailey said.
“Speed is one of the biggest killers on our roads – one of the Fatal Five – so it’s critical that drivers slow down around our schools.”