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Mother fears for kids' safety

AN ANGRY mother has urged council to crack open a can of paint before somebody gets injured or killed travelling to or from school.

Warwick woman Leisa Rogers said many line markings on roads throughout the Rose City are barely visibly or inadequate, creating a risk for all who use them.

She said the areas of biggest concern were those surrounding Warwick West School, where she feared a serious accident was waiting to happen.

Ms Rogers said she was almost collected by a car that failed to abide by the road rules.

"The line markings are despicable, especially around our schools where the safety of our children should be thought of," she said.

The mum-of-one said consideration should also be given into replacing some give way signs with stop signs, to slow cars down at peak times.

Ms Rogers said she has tried a number of times to speak to Southern Downs Regional Council staff about the issue but was told the appropriate person was not available.

"Where does our money go when we pay our rates?" she asked.

"One thing is obvious and that is that the money is not going back into our roads here.

"All I want is to have my say and get things done so we can protect our children and the community to avoid an unnecessary or fatal accident."

Director of engineering Peter See last week told the Daily News that the person who dealt with complaints such as these was on leave but he was not aware of any problems.

Mr See added traffic signs in the area take precedence over line markings.

Topics:  council, injured, killed, road rules, roads, rose city, school, traffic signs, travelling, warwick




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