Wednesday, 28 January 2009 16:01
The Minister for Transport’s “back to school” press release about enforcement of school speed zones is one of the best arguments I have seen in support of a school speed zone on Moggill Road at Kenmore.
The Minister says in his press release ‘a car travelling at 40 kph can stop more than 11 metres sooner than one travelling at 60 kph, this difference can literally mean the difference between life and death.”
Well Minister, we here in Kenmore wholeheartedly agree with you and wonder why if you mean it, you continue to refuse to give a school speed zone along Moggill Road where the speed limit is coincidentally 60kph. Click here to read Minister Mickel’s press release.
The Government and the Minister continually assert the safety benefits of school speed zones and rightly insist on them being enforced. This highlights all the more, the absurdity of their refusal to allow a school speed zone in front of two large primary schools in central Kenmore.
The safety of school children is about actions not words in a “back to school” press release.
The challenge is for this Transport Minister to live up to his own rhetoric and improve the safety of the hundreds of families who attend Kenmore State School and Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic School in central Kenmore.