Coun­cil­lor’s gripes with trucks

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DRIV­ERS have hit back af­ter a Cran­bourne coun­cil­lor ac­cused truck­ies of speed­ing and run­ning red lights “like crazy”. But a lo­cal po­lice­man tells them car driv­ers are re­ally the is­sue. Ken L: As the po­lice­man mem­ber stated, cars are far more of a prob­lem in that area re run­ning red lights and speed­ing as at least in my case when­ever I travel. Their speed­ing is one thing that is an im­pos­si­bil­ity in a truck, as there is not enough dis­tance be­tween the lights and heavy traf­fic to gen­er­ate enough speed be­tween in­ter­sec­tions to be even close to the speed limit when fully loaded. Glad to hear the voice of rea­son from those in uni­form, hats off to that of­fi­cer. Peter Mc: That par­tic­u­lar coun­cil­lor is full of it. The coun­cil has had the OK from VicRoads to have re­duced speed lim­its in High Street. They would rather spend $50k on a Christ­mas tree in­stead of push­ing for a by­pass. The ease­ment for the by­pass has been in place since the late 50s early 60s. The area is grow­ing too fast and in­fra­struc­ture is about 20 years be­hind. Tara M: I’m so over peo­ple who pre­tend they know but when they sprout rub­bish off they have no idea. I can say there’s a prob­lem with lo­cal coun­cil­lors who have no qual­i­fi­ca­tions to make a judge­ment. Danny B: As usual pick on the trucks for rev­enue. Cos that’s all we are. A soft tar­get for rev­enue.

SEE­ING RED: A coun­cil­lor ac­cused truck­ies of run­ning red lights.

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