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EIGHT flash­ing 40km/h signs have been in­stalled around North Cottes­loe Pri­mary School.

Premier and Cottes­loe MLA Colin Bar­nett said mo­torists would not be able to miss the so­lar-pow­ered lights that warn them to slow down in the school zone.

Four lights were also in­stalled at Scotch Col­lege and Mr Bar­nett said that by 2017, ev­ery school in the State with a 40km zone would have the lights.

“You have in­ter­sec­tions with two roads and par­tic­u­larly busy traf­fic at North Cottes­loe and Scotch Col­lege,” he said.

“There are lots of lit­tle kids around and in sum­mer you also get all the beach traf­fic go­ing through here.

“It’s funded out of the Road Trauma Trust Fund, so when peo­ple speed or go through red lights, they fund these.”

North Cottes­loe Pri­mary School prin­ci­pal Wayne Press said the lights were a vis­ual re­minder to slow down.

“We are en­cour­ag­ing stu­dents to walk to school, so we want them to leave home safely and get to school safely,” Mr Press said.

“These lights will hope­fully en­cour­age cars to slow down around the school.

“Be­ing on a rea­son­ably ma­jor road and it’s the ma­jor ar­te­rial road into Cottes­loe, of­ten cars don’t slow down.”

Pic­ture: So­phie Gabrielle

Colin Bar­nett with stu­dents Hamish McPher­son, Grace Pow­ell, Ge­or­gia Gregg and Alex McPher­son.

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