IT took me 20 minutes to get onto Leach Highway from Winnacott Street last Monday morning.
It was diabolical – westbound Leach Highway traffic banking up to turn right on to Potts Street, presumably dropping their kids off at school, filling up the right-hand turning lane and spilling out on to Leach Highway, blocking the view of cars turning right onto Winnacott Street.
I watched three near-misses with horns blaring as trucks and buses and cars roared up the hill.
If a bus pulls up to drop kids off at Melville Senior High School there is no dedicated lane so it blocks Leach Highway traffic, further obscuring the view for those of us pulling out at Winnacott Street.
At one stage, due to a bus blocking the left lane and cars banked up blocking the right lane, only the middle lane was moving.
Most children were smart enough to use the footbridge, but many were playing with their young lives by running across six lanes of truck-infested traffic.
Eventually someone will die here, I have no doubt about it.
I am going to spend money to install high quality front and rear cameras on my car so I can record the madness on Leach Highway.
It is difficult to understand why the government will not build Roe8 to ease congestion on a large section of Leach Highway – especially as reports suggest that the project will cost the same amount of money if not completed.
If Bon Scott was alive today he would be singing ‘Highway to Hell’ about Leach Highway. DON BRADLEY, Willagee.