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LANE COVE TOPS THE CLASS FOR SCHOOL CROSSING SAFETY

Monday, 04 March 2019

Safety for children in Lane Cove is our number one priority and Boronia Park Public School will become eligible for a lollipop supervisor thanks to 300 more lollipop supervisors across the state thanks to the Liberals in government.

Member for Lane Cove, Anthony Roberts said the initiative would offer more protection for children and improved visibility for motorists.

“Keeping kids safe is our number one priority and every child in NSW should be able to get to and from school safely,” Mr. Roberts said.  

“Under previous requirements, a crossing had to be used by 300 cars per hour in the morning or afternoon as well as at least 50 students to be eligible for a supervisor – following this change, they will only need to meet one of the criteria.”

“Parents and teachers alike have been asking me to do more to ensure our kids are the safest they can be and I’m proud to deliver this wonderful result today.”

“The NSW Liberals are providing a pair of eyes and a safe crossing for some of the youngest people in the state, helping them get to, and home from, school safe from harm each day,” Anthony Roberts said.

The School Crossing Supervisor Program currently funds up to 1200 supervisors at around 800 crossings across the State.

School zone safety has always been a priority for the Liberal Government. There is now at least one set of school zone flashing lights for every school in NSW. More than 5500 school flashing lights have been installed.

No child pedestrian has been killed in an operating school zone for the past five years.

MEDIA: Angus McCaffrey (02) 98174757