Allansford's Ziegler Parade will be permanently slowed to 40km/h if a joint campaign by the primary school and kindergarten gets the nod.
While they know that could take some time to achieve, Allansford Primary School principal Wes Allen said they would continue to push for more signage to warn drivers about child safety in the area.
Mr Allen said vehicles were travelling "far too quick" through the town.
"What we're looking at is reducing the risk of harm by improving signage and reducing speed limits along Ziegler Parade, particularly in front of the school and kindergarten area," he said.
"Apart from the signage, which is very minimal, there is no other indication that there is a school and kinder there.
"There's nothing that flashes, there's no speed bumps."
While the small section of road out the front of the school was reduced to 40km/h before and after school, it was 60km/h the rest of the day.
And out the front of the kinder, where most parents park on the side of the road at pick-up time, it is permanently 60km/h.
Mr Allen said that under the current legislation, kinders were not required to have a 40km/h speed zone like schools do.
You would hate to see a child injured as a result of a lack of awareness or speeding.Allansford Primary School principal Wes Allen
"We have a huge amount of traffic from kids who are continually using this path that are crossing the road in front of the kinder to access the sporting ground and recreation reserve," he said.
Mr Allen said that there had been close calls between young children and motorists along Ziegler Parade, which doesn't actually have a supervised school crossing.
"You would hate to see a child injured as a result of a lack of awareness or speeding," he said.
"With limited financial input in relation to signage we could make a difference straight away.
"It could be a quick fix."
Mr Allen said that in the past, the school had improved signage on Frank Street but that process still took about two years.
With Ziegler Parade falling different guidelines, he said the process for change involved council working with VicRoads on the issue.
Mr Allen said there were about 10 signs leading down to the bridge and only two "basic" signs to alert drivers that it is a school area,. There is only one yellow sign about five metres from the preschool on either side.
Allansford mum Renae Blake started the campaign in October by writing to councils, and then this year the school jumped on board and took the issue to the April Warrnambool City Council meeting.
"It's a very busy area," Ms Blake said.
"Right now we just want to slow everyone down from the recreation reserve to the bridge.
"That would be our ultimate goal."
While there are six off-road parking spaces, it was not enough to service the dozens of children that use the facility Ms Blake said, with most parents parking on the street where there are no road makings.
She said Ziegler Parade was not just used by local traffic but heavy vehicles from the milk factory and lime quarry.
As well as kinder for three- and four-year-olds, the preschool building is also used for day care and playgroup.
Warrnambool City Council said it had received a letter regarding this issue and has undertaken the assessment required for an application to VicRoads for a lower speed limit.
The application is expected to be sent to VicRoads soon.
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