KINGAROY residents are concerned about the safety of the pedestrian crossing on the corner of Haly and Glendon Sts.
A number of residents said the crossing was unsafe and told the South Burnett Times about their near-miss experiences.
Jim Bennett said he thought the crossing could be safer.
"It just depends who is on the road," he said.
"I think people are too distracted looking for parking spots on Haly St, so they're not watching the crossing."
Mr Bennett said the crossing could be improved by raising it.
"Maybe if the crossing was raised on the road, like the one further down near the Glendon St roundabout, it would make the crossing safer," he suggested.
Nanango resident Amanda Squires said she had had some close calls on the crossing.
"I almost get collected (by a car) every Wednesday," she said.
"It's not safe because too many people use it as the main drag and go through one set of lights to another without stopping."
But Arthur Barnes, another local, said he had not had any trouble at the crossing.
"I try not to hold people up and make sure the road is clear before I cross," he said.
"But it would be good to have signs on both ends of the road, about 30m up from the crossing, to warn motorists."
A Department of Transport and Main Roads spokesperson said the crossing complied with the current Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices.
"The existing crossing at the Haly and Glendon Sts intersection, including the associated signage and line marking, complies with current standards and requirements," she said.
"However, we will continue to monitor operation of the crossing, to ensure pedestrian safety."
South Burnett Regional Council roads spokesman councillor Damien Tessmann said people needed to be mindful when crossing the road.
"The last thing we want is people being struck, who are not being proactive when crossing," Cr Tessmann said.
"But we have to keep in mind that Haly St is a main road, which is another issue.
"I would like to hear suggestions from people, to make the crossing safer."
The council's infrastructure operations manager, Jeff Stephan, said the council took care only of the general maintenance of the road.
But he said the council could refer official complaints about the pedestrian crossing to the traffic advisory committee.
He said the committee met quarterly.
"It really depends on the urgency and kind of problem people are having," he said.
"If it's about someone not following the road rules, report it to the police.
"But if it's bad sight lines and the engineering of the road, bring it to the council."
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