RESIDENTS feeling unsafe when crossing Lake Albert Road has triggered a review of the pedestrian crossing outside Sacred Heart Primary School.
Wagga councillor Dan Hayes successfully passed a notice of motion at tonight's meeting after concerns were raised by residents about the pedestrian crossing becoming dangerous outside of school zone times.
It appears some drivers might have assumed the pedestrian crossing rules only apply when students are walking to and from school, he said.
Cr Hayes added that the sight distances and the the four lanes of traffic might also play a role.
"Outside of those times when pedestrians want to cross ... the four lanes it presents a problem," Cr Hayes said. He said residents in the area were hesitant to walk across the road out of fear cars will not stop.
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"It is time that the council re-examines the options for this crossing and make recommendations of any improvements if suitable," he said.
A Wagga driving instructor Glen Gaudron said this was a problem at most pedestrian crossing throughout the city.
He said too many drivers do not understand the rules and perhaps reeducation might be in order to fix this safety issue.
"I think possibly if it was enforced more and people were given fines for doing the wrong thing that may re-educate people to become a bit more careful," he said.
"As far as changing the structure of that crossing ... the only real solution is to put in traffic lights."