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LNP to fund flashing lights at Kilkivan State School

12th October 2020

LNP Member for Nanango Deb Frecklington will secure funding for flashing safety lights at Kilkivan State School if the LNP wins government at the next state election.

Mrs Frecklington said the Kilkivan community had raised road safety concerns with her following several near-misses near the school zone.

“Concerns were raised about heavy vehicles ‘overshooting’ the 90 degree bend in the Wide Bay Highway in Kilkivan when travelling west, causing them to approach the school zone at high speeds,” Mrs Frecklington said.

“With the school crossing located not far from the highway, it’s important that drivers are aware they are entering an area where children and families cross the road.

“Flashing school zone lights help drivers realise they are approaching a school zone and they greatly improve pedestrian safety around our schools.

“However, some schools have missed out on these lights – including Kilkivan State School.

“An LNP Government will make funding these lights a priority for Kilkivan State School,” Deb said.

Photo: LNP Member for Nanango Deb Frecklington at the Kilkivan SS pedestrian crossing with Kilkivan SS student, Audrey.