Quinns Rocks resident Paul Grant said he allowed his older son Chad (15) to walk to school, but not his younger child Jared (11).
‘In summer, they want to walk or they want to ride their bike, and we just won’t let him,’ he said.
‘Not everybody indicates as they come through the intersection.
‘Some indicate and some don’t, and you are expecting kids to understand that?’
Mr Grant said he would prefer to have crosswalk attendants on Marmion Avenue, rather than traffic signals, as crossings were needed both north and south of the roundabout with Lukin Drive.
‘All the other schools on Connolly Drive have got crosswalk attendants ” this road is busier than those roads,’ he said.
‘I don’t know how many of the kids live on this side of Marmion, but, particularly for young kids, if they could cross safely, how many less cars would that be at the school in the morning?
‘I know of quite a few in his classroom who drive, or the parents will walk them as well, but we don’t have that luxury with work.’
Butler MLA John Quigley said he believed there should be flashing amber lights to allow pedestrians to cross Marmion Avenue north of the roundabout.