The Roads and Traffic Authority has advised Council that school zone flashing lights will be installed in Coward Street, Mascot around both JJ Cahill High School and St Therese’s. The new lights, which will improve road and pedestrian safety with the flashing orange lights, are part of the State Government’s roll out across the state of the lights. The RTA hasn’t given us a date for when the lights will be installed but it will be by the end of June this year at the latest. Research has shown that the flashing lights do slow down motorists around schools and increase safety for school children. When the installation is done, the RTA will circulate information throughout the school communities. This is a good step and one that will make the streets around our schools safer.