Commenting after attending a meeting with representatives from Kinloss Primary School, Police Scotland, Moray Council, parents and other elected representatives, Moray MP Douglas Ross said:
“The recent accident involving one of the pupils from Kinloss Primary raised many serious concerns.
“While we were all relieved that the pupil did not sustain serious injuries there is no doubt that the situation would have been far worse if it had not been for the quick thinking of another parent who pulled the boy back from the road.
“I’m pleased that the police and the council have quickly looked into this, and the school have already introduced new measures to improve the safety of pupils leaving the school.
“The meeting discussed a range of further proposals which I hope can be taken forward as quickly as possible.
“However, I’m concerned the discussion about the reintroduction of a school crossing patroller has not progressed as quickly as other matters.
“Speaking with parents, I know a safe crossing is their number one priority and I will continue to urge Moray Council to provide this as that will not only help to control traffic in front of the school, but it will also improve the safety for pupils and their families coming to, and going from, Kinloss Primary.
“This accident must serve as an urgent call to improve the situation for pupils crossing the road and I believe the reintroduction of a school crossing patroller is the best way to address the safety concerns that have been highlighted at Kinloss Primary School, to compliment the measures already taken by the school.”