Education Policy | Post Primary | Preschool | Primary | Tertiary | Search

 


Oratia school lights up to reduce speeding cars

Media release
8 August 2005


Oratia school lights up to reduce speeding cars


Oratia District School is about to become the second school in the North Island to have a 40km school zone with solar lights, following a launch today at 2.30pm.

The school in Shaw Road is in a 50km/h zone but, before and after school, large solar signs will flash to alert motorists to slow down to 40km/h.

Speeding motorists are a problem on this rural road. Speed tubes have clocked cars doing speeds in excess of 100km/h outside the school on a regular basis.

“Our country is coming to grips with the impact of speed on our roads. You could say that in many ways our nation is in denial around speed. It’s a worry, how many of our boys have to be picked out of drains. Innocent children going to and from school are at risk,” says Deputy Mayor Carolynne Stone.

“Waitakere City took the ground-breaking step of erecting the first 40km solar signs in the North Island at Waitakere Primary School six months ago. We are leading the way, particularly at Local Government conferences, to have 40km zones around all schools for half an hour before and after school – however this is being blocked by rural councils.

“Our children and mokopuna (grandchildren) at Oratia will be that much safer with the installation of the 40km school zone,” she says.

40km School Zones can only be put in certain environments where there is a speed problem, and must meet a set of criteria from Land Transport NZ.

Waitakere City is currently assisting a community at Waiuku to get a 40km zone outside a school where there is a 100km zone.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Electronica: Restoring The World’s First Recorded Computer Music

University of Canterbury Distinguished Professor Jack Copeland and UC alumni and composer Jason Long have restored the earliest known recording of computer-generated music, created more than 65 years ago using programming techniques devised by Alan Turing. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Review Of Books: Almost Getting Away With Murder

The Black Widow by Lee-Anne Cartier: Lee-Anne Cartier is the sister of the Christchurch man found to have been murdered by his wife, Helen Milner, after an initial assumption by police that his death, in 2009, was suicide. More>>

Howard Davis: Triple Echo - The Malevich/Reinhardt/Hotere Nexus

Howard Davis: The current juxtaposition of works by Ralph Hotere and Ad Reinhardt at Te Papa perfectly exemplifies Jean Michel Massing's preoccupation with the transmigration of imagery in a remarkable triple echo effect... More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: Nō Tāu Manawa

Vaughan Rapatahana responds to Fale Aitu | Spirit House by Tusiata Avi: "fa’afetai Tusiata, fa’afetai, / you’ve swerved & served us a masterclass corpus / through graft / of tears & fears..." More>>

9 Golds - 21 Medals: NZ Team Celebrates As Rio 2016 Paralympic Games Close

The entire New Zealand Paralympic Team, led by kiwi sprinter and double gold medallist Liam Malone as flag bearer, are on the bus to the Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro for the Closing Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. There, they will celebrate the fantastic successes of the past 10 days. More>>

ALSO:

New Zealand Improv Festival: The Festival Of Moments To Return To The Capital

The eighth incarnation of the New Zealand Improv Festival comes to BATS Theatre this 4-8 October , with a stellar line-up of spontaneous theatre and instant comedy performed and directed by top improvisors from around New Zealand and the world. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Education
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news