It comes after Caloundra MP Mark McArdle met with concerned residents last month in front of Beerwah State School (intersection of Old Gympie Rd/Peachester Rd) and called on the local community to rally together and start a petition.
“I’m extremely pleased to see Beerwah mother-of-three Lisa McConnell has helped launch this petition,” Mr McArdle, who has backed the petition, said.
“This is a very busy and dangerous stretch of road and something needs to be done before someone is seriously hurt.”
Ms McConnell has three children who attend the school and walk home daily.
“Traffic that goes through there in the afternoon rarely stops for the children… they have to play chicken with the cars,” Ms McConnell said.
“A set of lights should be mandatory for this intersection.”
Mr McArdle is urging as many people possible to sign the e-petition online at http://www.parliament.qld.gov.au/work-of-assembly/petitions/e-petitions or a hard copy available at his office, 1/118 Bulcock St, Caloundra.
Any local businesses or groups wishing to distribute copies of the hard copy petition are asked to contact Mr McArdle’s office.
The petition closes on the 29th October, where it will then be lodged in Parliament and Transport Minister Scott Emerson asked to respond.