Moyne push for flashing speed signs at schools

ROAD safety has become a priority for Moyne Shire as councillors push for flashing speed signs outside all schools.

Mayor James Purcell gained support for a motion at this week’s meeting urging VicRoads to install electronic 40km/h signs at schools across the shire. Councillors will also take the issue to the Municipal Association of Victoria state congress later this year.

The call for the lights follows a petition organised by Koroit Primary School pupil Samuel Sutcliffe and signed by 500 people, seeking flashing signs outside the school during pick-up and drop-off times.

Cr Jim Doukas said flashing signs meant drivers knew if school speed limits were in force without being distracted. Cr Jill Parker said flashing signs in place at Woolsthorpe were a great asset, providing a case for all schools to have them in place.

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