Media Release

17 April 2018

Guy: Making Kallista Primary School safer

Monday 16 April 2018

Making Kallista Primary School safer

School speed zones save lives.

The Liberals will deliver automated school zone flashing speed signs for Kallista Primary School.

A Liberal Government will work with VicRoads to remind drivers to slow down around schools and obey the speed limit during school hours.

It’s one thing to have speed zones but it needs to be clear for drivers to know when to slow down.

The installation of flashing school zone signs around schools has been roundly acclaimed by road safety experts and school communities as being a very effective program for improving road safety around Victorian school precincts.

Comments attributable to Leader of the Opposition, Matthew Guy:

“We want school speed zones to be clear to remind drivers to slow down and to keep our kids safe.”

Comments attributable to Shadow Minister for Education, Tim Smith:

“Parents should be able to send their kids to school and have the confidence that they will arrive there safely.”

Comments attributable to Liberal Candidate for Monbulk, John Schurink:

“Although Kallista Primary is a small school with an enrolment of approximately 168 students, parents have become increasingly concerned about the high number and speed of vehicles passing within metres of the school.

“Ensuring drivers know the 40km/h speed limit, although no guarantee, will give drivers and children a better chance of seeing and avoiding each other, thereby reducing the risk to our children.”