POLL: Which school zone is the worst in the Rocky region?

TUESDAY 10.20AM: GLENMORE State School/High School pick up area along Farm Street is leading the poll about the worst school zones in the region.

32% of votes cast by 10am this morning were for the Glenmore school zone. The poll opened after 1pm yesterday.

The poll closes Noon, Friday.

The top 11 worst school zones in the region as nominated by readers:

MONDAY: A DISCUSSION about which school zones in the region last week raised an interesting question: is the speed limit for school zones low enough?

Kellie Evans posted on the discussion on Facebook that she couldn't understand why the speed limit was 40km/hr in school zones in Queensland.

"There is not enough time to stop suddenly if a child was to run in front of you," she said.

"In South Australia all school zones are 25km/hr and it works."

Do you think school zones in Queensland should be reduced to 25km/hr like South Australia?

This poll ended on 27 November 2015.

Current Results

Yes

41%

No

57%

Undecided

1%

This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.

Here are the top 11 worst school zones in the region as nominated by readers:

 


1. Frenchville State School - Tamarah White says the reason why she thinks this is the worst school zone in the region is because of the limited streets accessing the school.


2. The Hall State School - Kate Stephenson says while all school zones in the region are bad for people flying up behind other vehicles or sitting on the tail of the car in front, the school zone in North Street was particularly problematic. "This is despite two lollipop people being clearly visible in the median strip."


3. North Rockhampton Special School - "I find the special school in Dean Street horrible," Vanessa Flint said. "The amount of cars that sit on 60 there instead of 40 is ridiculous and it's outside a police station."

Which school zone do you think is the worst in the Rockhampton/Livingstone shires?

This poll ended on 27 November 2015.

Current Results

Frenchville State School

14%

The Hall State School

0%

North Rockhampton Special School

11%

Glenmore State School/ Glenmore High School

33%

Parkhurst State School

3%

North Rockhampton High School

1%

Lighthouse Christian School

7%

Mount Archer State School

7%

Port Curtis Road State School

1%

St Anthony's School

7%

Allenstown State School and St Peter's Catholic Primary School

11%

This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.


4. Glenmore State School/ Glenmore High School - "Both schools in Farm St - there is nowhere to park safely, there is only one zebra crossing in front of primary which is pretty well straight off a set of lights," Kate Stephenson said. "The high school kids run across the road everywhere, they should have a quick drop off/ pick up point. The only safe place is a bus zone of which you can't pull into quickly, even when there are no buses to be seen. Accident waiting to happen at that place."


5. Parkhurst State School


6. North Rockhampton High School - Tim N Mel Barrett says a pedestrian crossing is needed on Berserker St. "It is dangerous for the kids to try to run across the road with nowhere safe to cross."


7. Lighthouse Christian School (Norman Rd) - Liza Pretorius says there is no proper signage and hardly anyone slows down. She said it was especially frustrating trying to turn right out of the school grounds.

 

8. Mount Archer State School - Emlo Cahill  said there are too many drivers not slowing down to 40km/hr on Thozet Rd in the school zone.


9. Port Curtis Road State School - Vanessa Newport said the majority of workers from Hastings never slow down.


10. St Anthony's School - Feez Street in Norman Gardens


11. Allenstown State School and St Peter's Catholic Primary School - readers say walking across the road is the issue along Upper Dawson Rd at these two schools. Bec Prosser says she has seen many near misses outside Allenstown school of both students and the lollipop lady, while Marie Lockwood says she sees parents walk straight out in front of cars with their children to cross the road. "What if the kids try to cross without their parents one day?"

 

Read the full discussion here:

Are there any more school zones in the region that could be added to this list? http://ow.ly/UPiqp

Posted by The Morning Bulletin on Wednesday, November 18, 2015


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