Keeping Horsham Students Safe On Their Way To School

Hundreds of Horsham students will have a safer trip to school with electronic speed signs set to be installed around two of the community’s busiest primary schools.

Minister for Roads, Road Safety and the TAC Jaala Pulford today announced that flashing speed signs will be installed near school crossings on McPherson Avenue outside St Michael and St John’s Primary School and on Natimuk Road near Horsham West and Haven Primary School’s Hillary Street campus.

The $155,000 investment will replace existing static signs to provide a clear message to drivers to slow down within school zones to keep kids safe, as part of the Andrews Labor Government’s School Area Safety Fund.

The signs will highlight the speed limit during school times to slow drivers down and keep students, families and teachers safe.

It is expected the new electronic signs will be installed by mid-February.

To keep track of this project or check out what other works are underway or planned in your area visit regionalroads.vic.gov.au.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Roads and Member for Western Victoria Jaala Pulford

“These new speed signs will boost safety for the hundreds of students, parents and teachers that travel in this busy area every day.”

“The new electronic signs will go a long way in keeping our kids safe and improving safety around both these schools by reminding drivers to slow down.”