Road safety for Cal­liope

The Observer - - NEWS -

THE Depart­ment of Trans­port and Main Roads has con­firmed it is work­ing with Cal­liope State School and Glad­stone Re­gional Coun­cil to ad­dress park­ing con­cerns dur­ing school drop-off and pick-up times.

A TMR spokesper­son said the changes would be made through the SafeST pro­gram, which tar­gets school safety is­sues around trav­el­ling to and from schools.

“TMR and coun­cil have com­mit­ted to ex­tend­ing the Stop, Drop and Go zone at the school to im­prove ca­pac­ity and safety,” the spokesper­son said.

“Cal­liope State School is also ser­viced by a su­per­vised chil­dren’s cross­ing and flash­ing school zone signs.”

The traf­fic is­sue was raised again this week by res­i­dents who took to Face­book af­ter po­lice were seen book­ing mo­torists il­le­gally parked dur­ing school pick-up time. Coun­cil was con­tacted but did not re­spond by 5pm dead­line.

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