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A CHILDERS res­i­dent has called for safety im­prove­ments at a busy in­ter­sec­tion.

Con­cerned lo­cal Allan Baker wrote to Bund­aberg Re­gional Coun­cil to raise his con­cerns.

“The cor­ner of Ashby Lane and Churchill St is be­com­ing more dan­ger­ous,” Mr Baker said.

He has asked the coun­cil to con­sider re­plac­ing the give way sign with a stop sign.

“It’s only a mat­ter of time be­fore some per­son is hit and killed,” Mr Baker said.

Over a pe­riod of one hour, Mr Baker wit­nessed seven in­ci­dents at the in­ter­sec­tion.

He saw a four-wheel drive re­vers­ing in the wrong di­rec­tion along Ashby Lane, last Thurs­day af­ter­noon, which he said was a com­mon oc­cur­rence. “I have also re­quested speed humps to be put on Ashby Lane to slow the driv­ers down and to stop the re­vers­ing,” he said.

Mem­ber for Bur­nett Stephen Ben­nett met with Mr Baker last Thurs­day and thanked him for rais­ing his con­cerns.

He said it was im­por­tant the coun­cil ad­dressed any public safety con­cerns the com­mu­nity might have.

“Public safety is my pri­or­ity and ad­dress­ing con­cerns in a timely man­ner is most im­por­tant,” he said.

Mr Ben­nett con­firmed the give way sign would be re­placed with a stop sign in the com­ing weeks.

“The public needs to be aware the stop sign will be re­plac­ing the give way as there has been an in­crease in near misses of car and pedes­trian in­ci­dents,” he said.

“I would also like to thank coun­cil for their re­sponse and ac­tion taken to re­solve the mat­ter at hand. The com­mu­nity of Childers has the coun­cil’s sup­port and will ad­dress and look into any mat­ters raised.”

JODIE DIXON

GIVE WAY: Allan Baker was told by Mr Ben­nett the sign will be re­placed with a stop sign in com­ing weePkHsO.TO:

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