Parent Advisory Council to present concerns to Warfield council

"...we need to revisit the topic to see if anything further can be done to protect those walking across the crosswalk.” ~ Rachel Janson

Webster Elementary School parents will be driving their pedestrian safety concerns to Warfield council today with a delegation attending the village’s regular meeting.

Parents have had enough with drivers running red lights, talking and texting on cellphones and flying through school zones.

A number of recent near misses brought parents out earlier this month for an informal protest outside the elementary school. About 35 people lined the highway holding signs that reminded drivers to mind their speed, drop the distractions and concentrate on the road and the children who cross it.

Representatives from the RCMP will be in attendance tonight at 7 p.m. but the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, and Emcon turned down Webster’s Parent Advisory Council’s (PAC) invitation.

“PAC is committed to working with other stakeholders to address safety concerns with respect to the crosswalk leading to the school,” said PAC chair Rachel Jansen. “We see the meeting as a good place to start the discussion.

“We had similar discussions in 2012 and some changes were made,” she added.

“Three years later and we need to revisit the topic to see if anything further can be done to protect those walking across the crosswalk.”