Fast-tracked school crossing supervisors keeping kids safe

Published: 3 Dec 2021

Released by: Deputy Premier, Minister for Transport and Roads

The NSW Government is making it even safer for kids to get to and from school, today announcing the final 57 locations for additional school crossing supervisors across the State.

Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Paul Toole said the final round of regional locations had been chosen, as part of the NSW Government’s $18.5 million election commitment to improve safety for the state’s youngest road users.

“Today we are announcing the locations for 57 additional school crossing supervisors across NSW, including Sutherland North Public School, Georges River Grammar, Coonabarabran Public School and Maitland Public School,” Mr Toole said.

“In total, we are delivering 332 school crossing supervisors through this program, surpassing our commitment of 300 additional supervisors in three years by 32.

“School crossing supervisors are now at more than 1,000 crossings across the State to make sure our kids get to and from school safely, giving families peace of mind about the safety of our most vulnerable road users.”

Minister for Transport Rob Stokes said these additional roles offered more protection for children and improved visibility for motorists.

“This program is about helping to ensure every child in NSW can get to and from school safely, and school crossing supervisors play a major part in that,” Mr Stokes said.

“School crossing supervisors are part of a suite of measures introduced by the NSW Government to keep kids safe, including reduced speed limits in school zones, high visibility safety signs, ‘dragon’s teeth’ road markings and flashing lights.”

Road users can also download the Speed Adviser app which alerts drivers when they enter an active school zone.

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