Ormiston State School is one of 1000 school zones to be installed in Queensland this year

SLOW DOWN: The Transport and Main Roads Department's flashing school zone sign program recently celebrated the installation of its 1000th zone.

SLOW DOWN: The Transport and Main Roads Department's flashing school zone sign program recently celebrated the installation of its 1000th zone.

ORMISTON State School will get new flashing speed signs installed on Wellington Street.

Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey said the school is one of the recipients of the 2020/21 round of the flashing school zone sign program - a program which recently celebrated the installation of its 1000th zone at Beaudesert.

Flashing signs play an important role in reminding drivers of the change in speed limits and to slow down in case they need to react quickly.

"From drivers to parents, carers and students, road safety in and around school zones is everybody's business," Mr Bailey said.

He said not only do the zones help save lives, they also support jobs as Queensland unite and recovers from COVID-19.

"The global economy has been hit hard by COVID-19, but Queensland's strong health response to-date means our state can kick-start the economy quickly, and get on with the job of rolling out a $23 billion pipeline of road and transport upgrades," Mr Bailey said.

The signs will be installed throughout the 2020/2021 financial year.

Mr Bailey said the Department of Transport and Main Roads undertakes a detailed risk analysis to determine which areas at which schools receive flashing signs.

"This ensure the signs are delivered to where they'll be most effective, benefiting school communities," he said.