SAFETY BOOST FOR STUDENTS IN EVERTON AND TANGAMBALANGA

The Andrews Labor Government have installed new electronic speed signs at two primary schools in Everton and Tangambalanga, boosting safety for all students.

Labor Upper House State Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, said the Andrews Labor Government had invested $110,000 to deliver the new signs at Everton Primary School (Great Alpine Road) and Kiewa Valley Primary School (Kiewa East Road).

The safety upgrade has replaced the existing static school speed signs with new solar powered electronic speed limit signs.

The new signs operate during school hours to display the 40km/h speed limit to advise drivers that children will be travelling through these areas during school times.

“Children are our most vulnerable road users and reduced speeds near schools help to keep them safe,” Ms Symes said.

“Children can be unpredictable and difficult to see, so we urge all drivers to stay alert around school zones.

“Nothing is more important than keeping our kids safe – and these upgrades at Everton and Tangambalanga will remind drivers to take extra care and slow down during school drop-off times.

“We’ve listened to community concerns and we’re getting on with making our schools safer.

The upgrades are part of the Labor Government’s Building Our Regions fund which supports VicRoads to work with the community to deliver projects at a low cost with greater value.