A dangerous school crossing used by Marrickville West Public School children every day has prompted a renewed campaign for flashing lights. 

Parents say the Roads and Maritime Service had promised to install flashing lights at the crossing by January. 

School principal Ruth Bradfield-Ling called on the State Government to act. 

"We are grateful for the lights on Livingstone Rd but parents were told lights would be installed (on Beauchamp St) by January,"Ms Bradfield-Ling said. 

P and C president Melanie Skopic said there were near misses at the crossing almost every day. 

"Drivers use Beauchamp St as a rat run and don't know the crossing is there," Ms Skopic said. 

"As parents, it's a nightmare - you want to know your kids can get to school safely and we need flashing lights here urgently."

A NSW Transport spokeswoman said no promise had been made about a second set of flashing lights on Beauchamp St. 

"Marrickville West Public School has submitted a nomination for school zone flashing lights on Beauchamp St," she said. 

The spokeswoman said all nominations would be assessed and prioritised before the RMS contacted successful schools and their councils. 


Written by Eliza Barr

This article was originally published in the Inner West Courier on 24 May 2016