EIGHT students at Ebor Primary School are being endangered by persistent speeding traffic on their doorstep.
It is hoped that a recommendation for signage and a school crossing, provided to the Roads and Traffic Authority (RTA) this week, will calm traffic, particularly the trucks that are racing through the small township.
The popular route to the coast along the Waterfall Way cuts through the centre of Ebor and separates Armidale Dumaresq and Guyra Shire Council areas.
The Ebor Public School is within Armidale Dumaresq Council area on one side of the Waterfall Way, however, six of the eight students live across the road within the Guyra Council area.
Plans are afoot to create a special school-crossing zone to alert traffic to the students and deal with the wider problem of speeding traffic within the town boundaries.
The traffic calming initiative was provided
with the co-operation of the Ebor Progress Association, Ebor Public School principal Gordon Kovacevic in association with both councils.
"It is a combination of community spirit and people wanting a safe village for the children," Mr Kovacevic said.
Mr Kovacevic said this year the school will celebrate its centenary and it is hoped that after 100 years a school crossing can be implemented.
A study last year through Armidale Dumaresq Council showed motorists have been flouting the traffic rules and driving up to 30km above the speed limit past the school and local businesses.
The recommendations put to the RTA include a school crossing, curb blisters and additional signage around the town.
Armidale Dumaresq Council acting director of Engineering and Works, David Steller, said council was working with the RTA to implement measures to address any confusion about the traffic zones.
Mr Steller expects a response from the RTA within the next two months.