Fast-tracked school crossing supervisors keeping kids in Mudgee safe

Road safety for Mudgee’s youngest road users has been strengthened with the announcement of 57 new locations for school crossing supervisors across NSW.

Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders said the locations, including Cudgegong Valley Public School, are part of Government’s $18.5 million plan to fast track the rollout of more than 300 school crossing supervisors across the State.

“Every child in NSW should have the right to get to and from school safely, so it is a big win for Mudgee that we can add another school crossing supervisor to the community,” Mr Saunders said.

“Since the program was announced in 2019, we’ve delivered four additional crossing supervisors, benefitting six schools across the electorate, offering more protection for thousands of children and improved visibility for motorists.”

The new crossing supervisor will be stationed on Church Street, Mudgee. Coonabarabran Public School will also have a supervisor located on George Street.

Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Paul Toole said the NSW Government has gone above and beyond to keep children safe around schools.

“Today we are announcing the locations for 57 additional School Crossing Supervisors across NSW, including 23 in regional NSW, surpassing our commitment of 300 extra supervisors in three years,” Mr Toole said.

“School crossing supervisors are now at more than 1000 crossings across the State to make sure our kids get to and from school safely – a huge success for the safety of our most vulnerable road users.”

School crossing supervisors are part of a suite of measures introduced by the NSW Government to keep kids safe including reduced speed limits in school zones, high visibility safety treatments like signs, ‘dragon’s teeth’ road markings and flashing lights.

Road users can also download the Speed Adviser app which alerts drivers when they enter an active school zone.

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