The state government will spend $155,000 upgrading school zone signs located 100 metres either side of two Horsham primary schools' pedestrian crossings.
Western Victoria MP and Road Safety Minister Jaala Pulford visited Ss Michael and John's Primary School in Horsham to announce the money on Wednesday.
As part of the spend, signs 100 metres either side of the McPherson Street traffic lights near the school will become electronic speed signs with flashing lights. School zone signs on Natimuk Road near Horsham West Haven Primary School's Hillary Street campus will also be upgraded.
Ss Michael and John's principal Andrea Cox said the signs would improve student safety and alert drivers.
"They do need to slow down and drive at a speed that is acceptable within the school zone. Currently that is not happening - the signage is really poor, and this will make (drivers) more aware of it," she said.
"Children do run out across roads, balls will come across fences, and drivers need to be alert to those sorts of things when they're driving near a school, whether it's on a main road or not."
Ms Pulford said the schools' communities worked with Regional Roads Victoria to secure the funding.
"These schools are both on busy roads that take a lot of heavy vehicles," she said.
"We also want to encourage kids to be walking and riding to school when distance allows it, and having a safe environment for that last part of the journey is important."
It is expected the new signs will be installed by the middle of February 2020.
Ss Michael and John's school captain Grady McCourt, who lives in the city's west, said he would consider riding to school once the signs were installed.
"Over the last few weeks my parents and I have been talking about a safe way to get to school, and obviously we've tried to find a route away from the main road because we thought it would be too busy," he said.
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