Bright lights illuminate safety message
CHARLEVILLE police are hopeful some new bright speed limit lights will help push the road safety message.
Several new flashing speed limit signs on Sturt St have been installed in time for the new school year.
Senior Constable Craig Bew hopes they will help keep kids safe while walking across the highway to and from Charleville State School.
“These signs stand out now so there’s no excuse not to slow down,” Snr Const Bew said.
The road safety group requested installing the extra-visible signs to council last year. The State Government has since installed them.
Snr Const Bew said there have been incidents on the road, mostly involving cars failing to give way. It carries on from the Warrego and Mitchell highways.
“It is a major highway, but we have some kids that cross the road,” he said.
“We have some heavy vehicles and trucks go through here.
“People need to slow down and stick to the 40kmh speed limit between those school zone times of 7-9am and 2-4pm on school days.
“We want kids to be safe travelling to and from school.”