School safety and speed management

School road safety

School road safety matters are regularly monitored, however parents with concerns can contact Council to enquire about any of the following:

School parking / safety issues

A common complaint is the lack of parking at a school and drivers parking in "No Stopping" areas which contributes to dangerous situations caused by lack of visibility for pedestrians and vehicles.

School crossings

School crossings are similar to pedestrian crossings but there are no painted bars on the road and school crossing supervisors are present to assist children to cross the road safely.  Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads subsidises the crossing supervisors (lollipop person) or the school may pay for them.

School zones

A school zone is a time based speed zone that may be installed to regulate vehicle speeds in the vicinity of schools. The standard operating times for most school zones in Queensland is 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM and 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM.

Speed management

The speed limit in residential streets is 50 kilometres per hour (kph) unless otherwise signed. The objective of speed management is to contribute to road safety, mobility and amenity on public roads by providing a credible system of speed limits.

Speeding vehicles and all other traffic violations are the responsibility of the Queensland Police.

Traffic calming

Traffic calming devices as part of a Local Area Traffic Management (LATM) scheme can include concrete islands, roundabouts, chicanes and speed humps, banded turns, road closures, weight and width restrictions, one way streets, entrance statements, kerb widening and raised platforms.

Investigations may be requested where residents have concerns about speeding vehicles, pedestrian safety or "rat running".