Hoon drivers worry school

Carra Ps-01-wk19_pe_c4_20150507.jpg
SAFETY PLEA: Carraragarmungee Primary School principal Marie de Prada and student leaders Alex Haigh (left), Joe Allen, Elise Allen and Callum Dart-Bell. PHOTO: Luke Plummer

SPEEDING motorists who would lose their vehicles under anti-hoon laws are the catalyst for fresh calls into better safety conditions at a local school.

Near misses and motorists “flying past” Carraragarmungee Primary School at more than 40km/h over the speed limit are a common sight for concerned parents and children, and they want change now.

Some 80 people have supported a school petition to the Rural City of Wangaratta to have safety measures put in place.

They want school zone flashing lights, a 40km/h zone, and stop signs installed at a nearby intersection.

The school is located on Wangaratta-Eldorado Road, and even though motorists should travel at 60km/h during school safety times, the law is commonly flouted.

There are also concerns about the crossroads near the school where cars and trucks simply ignore give way signs in place.

To read the full story, click here to access our digital edition

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!