OPINION: PEDESTRIAN crossings must be the simplest, most effective road safety initiative ever conceived.
Grab a can of white paint and put some stripes across the road and, bingo, you have a crossing.
A few signs can help attract drivers' attention, sometimes flashing lights.
Obviously you can't put crossings just anywhere but after yesterday's accident, where an 11-year-old boy was hit by a car outside South Grafton Primary School, perhaps it's time for communities throughout the Valley to conduct a pedestrian crossing audit.
In recent weeks the Examiner has also been alerted to problems for pedestrians outside the CVAS campus in Victoria St, Grafton, while near the DEX office in Fitzroy St a new crossing near the bus stop opposite Grafton Shoppingworld would surely benefit pedestrians.
What are the pedestrian trouble spots in your area?
If you know of somewhere in need of a new crossing, send your suggestion to firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll start compiling a list that can be presented to the council.