Road rage growing

Parent and policeman Chris Maden, pictured with his children, said Meadow Springs PS had the worse school zone he had seen.
Parent and policeman Chris Maden, pictured with his children, said Meadow Springs PS had the worse school zone he had seen.

Police officer and parent Chris Maden described the roads around the school as the worst in any school zone he had seen. He has been a crossing guard at schools in Mandurah and Rockingham.

‘It is dreadful,’ he said. ‘There is not enough room for the cars, unfortunately.’

Parent Angela Brown described the situation as horrendous and warned that someone would be injured if something was not done.

She said a crossing guard position was approved last August and a cross walk installed last month.

‘But it hasn’t solved anything; it’s made it worse because some cars don’t stop at the crossing,’ she said.

On Friday signs went up warning motorists about the crossing.

Parents were told a traffic warden would be in place this week.

Parent Kylie Brown said it was frustrating she had to go to Mandurah MLA David Templeman and the media to get results.

‘I was just handballed and this is a very important issue,’ Ms Brown said.

Mr Templeman described the slow installation of the crossing as a ‘major bureaucratic stuff-up’ with a communication breakdown between different organisations.