P&C angered over crossing refusal
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“I’m disappointed but not surprised,” Mrs Ruffles said.
“It will always come down to numbers and dollars and not good management of children’s lives.”
Mrs Ruffles blasted the Department of Transport and Main Roads (DTMR) traffic investigation on the road which had been conducted in February.
“Data count of cars should be done in peak tourist season when the traffic population triples, not at the start of February,” Mrs Ruffles said.
“This would also coincide with our beautiful winter weather when more students are riding or walking to school.”
Mrs Ruffles reiterated that the letter’s reference to the departments criteria on which the request was rejected is nothing new.
But the point is that “exceptions have been made before”.
“When White Rock State School first applied for a Lollipop person the road was deemed ‘too dangerous’ for one, through lobbying they did get one in the end,” Mrs Ruffles said.
“Our road is deemed ‘ not dangerous enough’. Where’s the blurry line between the two?”.