People power drives change at Brisbane school

Students at a Bald Hills school will be safer thanks to an RACQ member’s suggestion to reduce speed around the high-risk area.

Member Gary contacted RACQ expressing concern about the absence of a school zone outside St Paul’s on Strathpine Road, Bald Hills where the speed limit is 70 km/h.

On behalf of Gary, RACQ contacted the Department of Transport and Main Roads, requesting an investigation of  the site.

The Department has since confirmed a school zone would be installed by the start of Term 1 next year with the speed limit reduced to 40 km/h in the morning and afternoon.

It would also include red road markings and flashing lights.

RACQ Principal Traffic and Safety Engineer Gregory Miszkowycz said it was proof of the power members have in Queensland.

“Our members are our eyes and ears around Queensland and we take our job as the peak motoring body seriously and were more than happy to take up the fight and advocate on behalf of Gary,” Mr Miszkowycz said.

“It’s great to see members considering road safety issues, and there’s no doubt these school children will now be safer thanks to this member approaching us.

“If you have a road you’re concerned about, let us know by submitting a topic on the RACQ Live website.”