Better School Crossings To Keep Kids Safe

16 December 2016

The Andrews Labor Government is keeping children safe while travelling to and from school with a new funding model for the School Crossing Program.

Minister for Roads and Road Safety Luke Donnellan announced that the School Crossing Program would have certainty with 50/50 funding between the Labor Government and local councils from 1 July 2017.

School crossing supervisors are highly valued and respected members of our community and this funding will ensure that they can continue to do their job and keep kids safe as they travel to and from school.

School crossing supervisors also provide road safety support for students walking or riding to school, helping with traffic congestion issues around the school gate.

Transport for Victoria will lead a broader strategic review into the movement and safety of school students, including potential safety improvements, the effectiveness of the built environment and alternative travel options.

The review findings will be delivered in early 2018.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Roads and Road Safety Luke Donnellan

“Children are some of our most vulnerable road users and we’re making it safe for them when travelling to and from school.”

“Safety of children around schools is paramount and school crossing supervisors are some of our most recognised road safety ambassadors.”

“We’re delivering a funding model that will continue to support school crossing supervisors and keep kids safe.”

Reviewed 19 August 2020

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