Flashing lights to be installed at Redlands Faith Lutheran College

PUPILS of Faith Lutheran College junior campus will be a little safer in coming months, with a flashing school zone sign to be installed on Link Road.

SCHOOL LIGHTS: Flashing lights will go in at Faith Lutheran, Thornlands.

SCHOOL LIGHTS: Flashing lights will go in at Faith Lutheran, Thornlands.

Capalaba MP Don Brown said the state government had reviewed safety concerns around the school and planned to install an additional sign on the southbound side of Link Road, close to the intersection with Colburn Avenue.

“This additional sign will complement the signage installed on the other side of Link Road, near the entrance to Redlands YMCA,” Mr Brown said.

“Flashing school zone signs are part of an important safety program for Queensland schools and I’m glad to see the community get involved and realise their benefit.”

Mr Brown said the flashing sign would replace the existing static sign at the location and would be a reminder for motorists to slow down.

“We have been installing these flashing signs in school zones throughout the state for several years, and are in the process of installing the next 100 in 2017-18,” he said.

“The signs automatically operate during each school’s specific school zone hours, flashing to alert drivers they are entering an area where children might unpredictably run or cross the street.

“We limit the speed in school zones for a definite purpose – to allow your vehicle time to slow down quickly, should someone run out in front of you.

“I thank motorists for their help in ensuring our school zones are a safe place and remind everyone to drive to conditions at all times.”

Mr Brown said a risk analysis was undertaken to determine which schools received signs.

The process included consideration of local issues and problem areas raised by schools and communities through their MPs.

“Priority is given to school zones with a high level of vehicle and pedestrian traffic, higher speed limits or visibility problems,” he said. “Crash history is also taken into consideration.”