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Pedestrian safety at risk

Pedestrian safety at risk

Light Regional Council Mayor, Mr Bill O’Brien has vowed to drive the state government mad before he lets go of his wish for a zebra crossing in Kapunda.

A motion to reintroduce zebra crossings – after they were banned in the state in 1976 – was put to the Local Government Association last year, with all 64 councils in attendance voting unanimously in favour of the crossings.

“I shake my head at DPTI (Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure), they seem to be sitting on their hands on this issue,” Mr O’Brien said.

Zebra crossings were banned on roads (they are still in use in car parks) because studies showed drivers did not want to give way to pedestrians and vehicle speeds were not lowered at crossings.

For the full story, grab June 26 edition of The Leader.