The Andrews Labor Government is making it safer for Mount Macedon Primary School kids by announcing new electronic school signs to be installed on Mount Macedon Road.

The $200,000 upgrade will replace the existing static signs with four new electronic flashing speed signs, reminding drivers of the 40km/h speed limit during school drop-off times.

The new signs will create greater awareness for traffic passing through this area, particularly during poor weather conditions when fog can reduce driver visibility.

Children are our most vulnerable road users and reduced speeds near schools help to keep them safe. It is important for drivers to slow down near school speed zones.

Work to install the new electronic signs as well as additional static signs in the vicinity will begin between April and May this year.

The new flashing signs are set to be switched on during term two this year and will operate between 8am to 9:30am and 2:30pm and 4pm.

Quotes attributable to Member for Macedon Mary Anne Thomas

“We’re making Mount Macedon Road safer for local school kids – our most vulnerable road users – to get to and from school.”

““Driver visibility on this stretch of road is often reduced as the weather worsens. These electronic school speed signs will make drivers more aware and will prompt them to slow down and create a safer road environment for local school kids and their families.”

“We’ve listened to the community and we’ve taken action to improve the safety of children at Mount Macedon School.”