OKLAHOMA CITY – A fight for student safety at a local school is heading to the Oklahoma City council.
Leaders of the Antioch Christian Academy, near S.W. 119th St. and Portland, asked city leaders to install a school zone and traffic light nearby.
School leaders hoped to replace a traffic sign with a traffic light.
A wood cross sits close to where a mother died teaching her teenage daughter to drive earlier this year.
“The child pulled into the front of somebody and got broadsided and if there was a light there it may have been avoided,” Cindy Megonigle said.
That deadly accident is one reason why Cindy lobbied for a traffic light and school safety zone to be built.
“To provide safety for younger kids, we need to control the intersection better,” Megonigle said.
Cindy said because the intersection sits just off I-44, drivers often go faster than the legal limit of 45 miles per hour.