Palmerston school students and parents will have a safer trip to school as Council continues its roll-out-program of Electronic Speed Limit Signs (ESLS) at local schools to improve road safety.
The following schools are the next to benefit from this initiative, with ESLS currently being installed at:
Good Shepherd Lutheran School, Emery Avenue, Woodroffe
Gray Primary School, Essington Avenue, Gray
MacKillop Catholic College, Farrar Boulevard, Johnston
Rosebery Primary School, Belyuen Road, Rosebery
The speed awareness signs, jointly funded by Council and the Northern Territory Government, alert drivers to the 40km/h speed limit during school times.
ESLS appear to have a strong and long-lasting influence on driver observance of vehicle speeds, with studies identifying speed reduction being more effective the longer the speed feedback signs are at the location.
As part of the roll-out Council is working collaboratively with schools and will produce an education campaign to support the program.
Council has installed permanent ESLS in the Bakewell Primary School, Durack Primary School, Moulden Park Primary School, Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School and Driver Primary School zones.
The remaining 8 school crossings in Palmerston will have this initiative applied within 24 months.
Quote attributed to City of Palmerston Mayor, Athina Pascoe-Bell
“This project provides a safer environment for motorists and pedestrians around schools. Council is committed to improving the safety of our road networks and is pleased to be able to install these signs across our municipality.
With school having returned this week, I take this opportunity to remind drivers to please slow down and use extra caution around school zones to ensure the safety of our young people and their families.”