Drivers on notice

School crossing supervisor Tony Peachey with Leading Senior Constable Dave White and Senior Constable Jackie Gloster at the Barker Street school crossing where dangerous drivers can increasingly expect to cop costly consequences. Photo: Eve Lamb

Eve Lamb
Breach the road rules around Castlemaine’s school crossings and … you can expect some pain in the hip pocket at very least.
That’s the message from police following an alarming increase in the incidence of drivers flouting the road rules at Castlemaine’s school crossings.
School crossing attendant Tony Peachey says that in recent days he’s observed a worrying rise in the number of motorists illegally driving onto the crossing before he has moved off it while on crossing duty near Castlemaine North Primary School on busy Barker Street.
“People are ignoring the safety issues to the detriment of ourselves and anybody else using the crossings,” he said.
“The number of people not bothering to stop when I’m still in the middle of the road is increasing exponentially.
“I would also estimate it’s close to 75 per cent who are … Read more in today’s Mail

Eve Lamb
Journalist and photographer Eve Lamb has a Bachelor of Arts (Journalism) degree from Deakin University and a Master of Arts (Professional Writing) from Deakin University. She has worked for many regional newspapers including the Hamilton Spectator and the Warrnambool Standard, and has also worked for metro daily, The Hobart Mercury, and The Sunday Tasmanian. Eve has also contributed to various magazines including Australian Cyclist.