Education Roads Parliament Road safety Colbinabbin Constituency Question

Colbinabbin Primary School Road Safety

08 March 2022

My question is to the Minister for Roads and Road Safety. Colbinabbin Primary School is in real need of new flashing 40-kilometre speed reduction signs to warn motorists of school times and protective barriers to separate students and motorists. The Colbo primary school is located on the main road between Shepparton and Bendigo, which has a constant flow of traffic going through the school zone, and every day parents and teachers are seeing speeding cars and heavy trucks within 1 metre of where students walk to and from school. About four months ago a concerned parent contacted VicRoads directly to voice her concerns, as she was told this issue would be marked as urgent to fix. Since then she has been given no indication of when the work will take place or what will be done to fix the safety issue. The principal there is very concerned for the safety of his students. He has started using a line-marking machine to guide students away from the edge of the road and says he cannot believe something has not been done sooner. So will the government make this an urgent priority to ensure students at Colbo are safe?

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