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Inquiry Details

School Zone Safety

This inquiry was established on 26 August to inquire and report into NSW school zones to determine whether current measures are effective and/or what else can be done to optimise safety for students and simplify school zones for motorists.

Resolution passed 26 August 2011, Minutes No 3, Item 3

That the Committee inquire into NSW school zones to determine whether current measures are effective and/or what else can be done to optimise safety for students and simplify school zones for motorists, with particular reference to:

a) The effectiveness of school zones in reducing pedestrian casualties during school zone times;

b) The major contributing factors to pedestrian casualties in school zones;

c) Age as a factor in pedestrian crash risk and the major contributing factors for casualties by age cohort around school zones;

d) The deployment of alternative facilities to reduce reliance on school zones, such as grade separation, traffic lights and fencing;

e) The appropriateness of a single approach school zone regime as opposed to modifying zones based on existing infrastructure and other current safety measures employed around schools;

f) The availability and effectiveness of current road safety education programs in NSW schools; and

g) Any other related matters.


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