ABC News Online - Sunday 3 March 2002

Pedestrian council calls for school road safety improvements

The Pedestrian Council of Australia says fixed speed cameras should be installed around New South Wales school zones to allow police to get on with other duties.

It is also calling for flashing lights to be installed to make the zones more obvious to motorists, after an NRMA report revealed up to 70 per cent of drivers break the 40-kilometre-an-hour speed limit.

The council's Harold Scruby says another child death is only a matter of time if safety is not improved.

"The enforcement is virtually nil and it's not right to have police sitting there with handheld speed guns," Mr Scruby said.

"We feel police should be back on the roads and on the footpaths and we should use technology to slow people down in these zones."

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