ALL Corowa schools will have flashing lights to mark their 40km/h zones by the start of lessons next year.
The member for Albury, Greg Aplin, announced yesterday Corowa South Public School and St Mary’s Primary School would receive flashing light boards, joining the town’s high school and public school.
“I’m delighted Corowa South Public School and St Mary’s Primary School will receive flashing lights as they provide extra road safety by slowing motorists down around our school communities,” Mr Aplin said.
“School zone flashing lights alert drivers they are entering a 40km/h school zone and to slow down reducing the risk of a crash or the severity of a crash if it occurs.”
The Corowa South lights will be in Hume Street, while St Mary’s will be erected in Federation Avenue, which forms part of the Corowa-Mulwala road.
Mr Aplin said Corowa South representatives had been lobbying for the lights which will operate on school days from 8am to 9.30am and 2.30pm to 4pm.
“It’s very pleasing and particularly for the Corowa South school community, they’ll be extremely happy to hear this news,” he said.