Safety for students at Trangie Central School will be strengthened with a new school crossing supervisors to soon be appointed to the school.
Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders said Trangie is one of 80 schools across the state preparing to welcome a new school crossing supervisor as part of the NSW Government’s plan to fast track the appointment of 300 new school crossing supervisors within three years.
“This appointment has been made possible thanks to the NSW Government’s $18.5 million commitment to increasing student safety around schools,” Mr Saunders said.
“The new crossing supervisor will monitor children at the crossing in Derribong Street as they walk to and from school.
“We look forward to welcoming our new school crossing supervisor over the coming months as they join more than 1200 others across the state helping to keep primary school students safe.”
Mr Saunders said with kids returning to school this week, safety is a top priority and the new school crossing supervisor is part of a suite of measures the NSW Government is implementing including reduced speed limits in school zones and high visibility safety treatments like signs, “dragon teeth” road markings and flashing lights.
“Most school zones are in effect from 8:00-9:30am and 2:30–4:00pm. Motorists need to remember to watch their speed and slow down when entering an active school zone, or when you see bus lights flash.
“This means children are nearby. Those who don’t obey the rules are putting lives at risk and face heavy fines and loss of demerit points.”
For more information about the School Crossing Supervisor program please visit: roadsafety.transport.nsw.gov.au/stayingsafe/schools/schoolcrossingsupervisorprogram.html