Thursday, 13 September 2012 13:34
Last month I advised that I have been seeking flashing lights in the school zone along Moggill Road in Kenmore.
The Minister for Transport and Main Roads has confirmed to me that enhanced school zone signs (flashing lights) are scheduled to be installed on Moggill Road at Kenmore State School and Our Lady of the Rosary School in the 2012-2013 financial year.
At this stage I can't give a definite date for the installation but I have been advised it is expected to be completed by June 2013. I will provide further updates on this website.
I am pleased to have achieved this outcome, as research done in Britain by the UK Department of Transport has shown this approach to be one of the most effective at attracting driver attention and causing them to slow down.
Thursday, 23 August 2012 09:09
In response to my repeated representations to the previous Labor Government, I was advised late last year that Kenmore had been approved for flashing lights on Moggill Road outside Kenmore State School and Our Lady of the Rosary.
Unfortunately, it appears that they did not actually allocate any funds for them.
I have stressed to the Transport Minister that I regard the installation of these lights as being very important for the safety of our young students.
Research done in Britain by the UK Department of Transport has shown this approach to be one of the most effective at attracting driver attention and causing them to slow down.
The Transport Minister has assured me that flashing lights have now been scheduled for installation at OLR and Kenmore State School in the 2012 – 2013 financial year.
Monday, 23 January 2012 16:19
Following my continued correspondence with the Minister for Transport in relation to safety in central Kenmore, the school speed zone in central Kenmore has been chosen for illuminated speed warning signs that are activated as a vehicle approaches.
The illuminated sign will flash a speed advisory when approached by a vehicle exceeding the speed limit.Research done in Britain by the UK Department of Transport has shown this approach to be one of the most effective at attracting driver attention and causing them to slow down.
Wednesday, 16 November 2011 09:11
Readers will be aware that I have on many occasions expressed my concerns regarding safety in our local area. I am particularly alarmed by the danger of motorists and pedestrians colliding at the corner of Grandview Rd and Moggill Rd.
My office continues to get frequent reports of near misses and lucky escapes with school children and other public transport users crossing Moggill Road near the bus stop at the Grandview Road intersection.
Any readers who have ever crossed at this location will know exactly what I mean. It is extremely dangerous. Increasingly, very concerned motorists are approaching me in relation to near misses and in some cases actual collisions.
I made an impassioned plea to the Main Roads Minister in Parliament following the recent collision between a vehicle and a school student (fortunately not resulting in injury).
Thursday, 19 August 2010 12:57
Safety improvements works we have fought so hard to get are due to commence very shortly on the intersection of Birkin Road and Moggill Road at Bellbowrie. They will include:
· Installing traffic lights
· Extending right turn lane from Moggill Road into Birkin Road
· Upgrade pedestrian crossing facilities
I had previously been advised this work would commence at the end of August and be completed by December (which seemed an inordinately long time).I have now been informed that the work will be finished by the end of October, a much more realistic time frame I believe, given the scope of the work.
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