John Robertson flanked by Jodie Harrison Tim Crakanthorp outside Windale Public School. Pic: Max Mason-HubersA SLOW roll-out of flashing orange lights in Hunter school zones has NSW Opposition leader John Robertson seeing red.
MrRobertson met with Labor candidates Jodie Harrison and Tim Crakanthrop outside Windale Public School this morning to discuss the issue.
Mr Robertson said the rollout had been a ‘‘miserable failure’’, despite the Hunter’s flashing light installation being planned for later this year.
Only half the Hunter’s schools have flashing school zone lights.
The Transport for NSW website has published a schedule detailing when local government areas should expect installation of flashing school zone lights.
On the list, Lake Macquarie City Council and Newcastle Council are scheduled between November 2014 and February 2015.
But Ms Harrison said the government had had three and a half years to install the lights but had managed to put in plenty of speed cameras.
She said the government had the wrong priorities.