Baddaginnie Rd crossing to get safety upgrade
15 September 2017
The school crossing on the corner of Baddaginnie Road and the Midland Highway in Benalla is set for a safety upgrade.
Member for Euroa and Deputy Leader of The Nationals Steph Ryan who called for the improvements in March this year said advance-warning signs would be installed on the eastern approach.
“This issue was first brought to my attention by school crossing supervisor Ken Hudson who was concerned about the safety of students crossing at the roundabout,” Ms Ryan said.
“The crossing is used by students from Benalla P-12 College, FCJ College and St Joseph’s Primary School which means there are often large groups crossing at the one time.
“Mr Hudson is greatly concerned about the speed at which cars approach the roundabout.
“It is difficult to see that there is a crossing on the other side of the roundabout which means cars often don’t slow down in time.
“This regularly results in groups of student being stranded on the island in the middle of the crossing while cars fly through.
“This signage will ensure all drivers approaching from the east will be aware of the school crossing before they enter the roundabout.”
Mr Hudson believed it was an important first step but would like to see signage on all entries to the roundabout.
He urged drivers to show more care by slowing down to 40km/h at the school crossing.