THIRROUL Public is one of 189 schools throughout the state which will benefit from the latest rollout of flashing warning lights.
NSW Minister for Roads Duncan Gay said the Government has accelerated of the flashing lights.
“The NSW Government has a $17 million commitment to rollout more flashing lights over the next three years,” he said.
The Thirroul lights are expected to be installed in Phillip Street by June 2013.
Schools are chosen by the Centre for Road Safety within Transport for NSW based on pedestrian and traffic volumes, as well as approach speeds and community concern.
Mr Gay said schools said evidence shows flashing lights in school zones slow down drivers and save lives.
“Flashing lights complement existing measures that also increase the visibility of school zones such as dragon’s teeth and high visibility signage,” he said.
At the end of July, there were Government-funded flashing lights installed in 872 school zones in NSW.