A passionate group of Wagga mums are worried a child could be killed if major upgrades are not made to a busy children's crossing at North Wagga Public School.
Ashleigh Hubbard said there are near-misses every single week at the William Street crossing, where cars do not slow down despite signage and nearby children.
"There's at least one incident every week where you cringe and think 'oh my god'," she said.
"The current lines are faded and they obviously don't stand out to drivers especially in wet weather."
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The mother of two made a passionate plea to Wagga City Council on Monday night, calling on them to upgrade the junction to a pedestrian crossing or put in place more safety measures.
"I'm sort of down on my knees here begging, even if it's just more signage or updating the lines on the road, but a zebra crossing would be the utmost best thing," she said.
Mrs Hubbard said the crossing has been an issue for the whole five years her children have been enrolled at the school and many other mothers feel the same way.
Jodie Green, a mother who once attended the school herself, said the crossing has always been risky but extra traffic has made it even more dangerous.
"I've used that crossing for years and the cars just do not slow down," Mrs Green said. "Of course now suburbs are getting bigger it's becoming even more of an issue."
"There's been plenty of times you've had to grab your children and pull them back before they cross because there's a car flying through."
Mrs Hubbard said a "broad range" of drivers speed through the crossing, suggesting it is not an issue with the drivers but the crossing itself.
"It's p-platers, it's mothers, it's grandmothers and I've even seen a school bus have to jam on the breaks," she said. "It doesn't discriminate between a bad or a good driver so there's obviously something wrong and it needs to be fixed."
Wagga City Council has agreed to put together a report on the feasibility of upgrading the area to a pedestrian crossing which will be put before councillors in late February.
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