MP praises local students for road safety campaign

02 November 2020

Member for Macquarie Fields, Anoulack Chanthivong MP, has visited Glenfield Public School students to thank them for campaigning for road safety improvements around their school.

The students in years 5 and 6 contacted Mr Chanthivong with their suggestions to improve road safety issues such as speeding vehicles; illegal U-turns; illegal parking; people crossing the road in an unsafe manner; and drivers arguing in front of students.

“It’s fantastic to see that these students are so passionate about creating a safer environment for their peers, staff and parents at the school,” Mr Chanthivong said.

“I was impressed by the ideas students came up with to address the road safety issues as well as their tenacity in contacting me to help advocate on their behalf.”

Road safety improvements recommended by the students included speed reduction devices on Waterloo Place; ‘No parking’ restrictions; the installation of children’s crossings; a ‘kiss and ride’ zone on Railway Parade; increased Council ranger activity; and road safety signage.

Mr Chanthivong has made representations to Campbelltown City Council on behalf of the students so Council can investigate and provide advice on the suggested road safety improvements.

“It is heartening to know that some of our youngest residents are motivated enough to fight for change in their community,” Mr Chanthivong said.