Keeping Our Kids Safe Around Schools | Constituency Question

Ms VAGHELA (Western Metropolitan) (12:49): My constituency question is directed to the Minister for Public Transport and Minister for Roads and Road Safety, the Honourable Ben Carroll. My question relates to the minister’s portfolio responsibilities of roads and road safety. The latest ‘keeping our kids safe around schools’ program launched by the Andrews Labor government is a significant leap in safeguarding our kids. This program is targeting intersections with high pedestrian traffic or near a train station and is placed under a $340 million investment program in Victorian roads. It will improve the traffic flow during busy school drop-off and pick-up times. My question to the minister is: can the minister update me on how keeping our kids safe around schools benefits the residents of the Western Metropolitan Region on the whole? These dynamic pedestrian crossings and upgraded electronic speed signs with a funding of $19.5 million support the Victorian Road Safety Strategy 2021–2030, protecting vulnerable road users. This can curtail road fatalities to a minimum by the end of 2050 and at least reduce road deaths by 50 per cent by 2030.