As policy platforms go “install flashing school zone speed limit signs at every ACT school” is a remarkably narrow one.*
But the other kids in the Assembly have been making fun of it and Zed is not happy about it.
ACT Labor today prioritised politics over school safety, by coming out against the Canberra Liberals’ commitment to install flashing school zone speed limit signs at every ACT school. ACT Opposition Leader Zed Seselja said that this is a commitment which has proven effective in other states, and parents have every right to question ACT Labor’s motives.
“To attack any measure which improves school safety is disgraceful, and shows ACT Labor is far more concerned with politics and attacking the Opposition than actually improving school safety,” Mr Seselja said today.
“Just this February alone, 95 drivers were caught speeding in school zones, around 16 per cent of all speeding cases that month. Installing flashing signs, as is done in New South Wales, will help remind drivers to slow down in school zones.
The real questions, unanswered to our knowledge are: What will it cost? And what will it actually achieve?
* The full list of Liberal Policies is available if you’re into that kind of thing