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Gold Coast parents win fight for new school crossing

The State Government is finally changing traffic safety procedures out the front of Pimpama State College Primary, just days after a 12-year-old boy was hit by a ute.

The child broke two bones in his leg on Tuesday afternoon.

Immediately after the accident parents took the student’s safety into their hands and started patrolling the busy roads before and after school.


Tenille Cotter took the first shift shepherding kids across the road and said it was just a matter a time before someone got seriously hurt.

“It’s not shocking at all, there was another accident out the front of the high school – it was always going to happen here,” she said.

“There are no excuses for the State Government not keeping our students safe.”

Ms Cotter added parents and teachers have been lobbying for better road safety measures for months.

This morning, Minister for Main Roads and Transport Mark Bailey has toured the school and met with staff members.

Acting Gold Coast Mayor Donna Gates said Council and the State Government will work together to implement new road safety measures.

“The Minister intervened today and has given the council the go-ahead to put the painted lines on the road,” she said.

“He’s given me an assurance they’ll provide the traffic management people to get the students across the road.”