ROAD SAFETY PUSH
MUNDUBBERA police are tired of drivers ignoring stop signs and placing lives at risk after numerous complaints from residents have been made.
Sergeant Daniel Clarke said the intersection at Leichhardt and Bouverie street was a hot spot for motorists ignoring the traffic control signs.
He reinforced the importance of stopping for at least three seconds before proceeding at stop signs.
“It’s very important that motorists abide by this road rule and we’ll be cracking down on it in the coming weeks,” Sgt Clarke said.
“A complaint zone has been raised with the police and we’ll be getting tougher on motorists as this behaviour will not be tolerated.
“We will be patrolling highly visible patrols and enforcement in the area.”
The crack down comes after numerous complaints from residents about drivers failing to stop at stop signs, Sgt Clarke said.
According to the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads, failure to stop at stop signs can result in a $365 dollar fine and three demerit points.
All wheels on the vehicle must come to a complete stop.
Des Savage, a Bouverie St resident, said he regularly saw cars ignoring the road rules.
“It’s a dangerous road and drivers should be wary of stopping,” Mr Savage said.
“Every morning I sit outside my house and just look at all the cars going through (without stopping).”
Mr Savage said the intersection should be turned into a roundabout instead of a stop sign.
“I reckon they should have a roundabout but the council believes it’s not big enough,” Mr Savage said.
“(But) there’s plenty of room for a roundabout.
“We’ve been trying for years to have one put in.”
NOT A SUGGESTION: Sergeant Daniel Clarke said police are cracking down on stop sign observance, saying drivers are placing themselves and others at risk by not stopping.