Speedy solution needed
ROOTY Hill residents are tired of cars speeding down their streets and fear it is only a matter of time before someone gets hurt, or worse.
Joe McCarther, who has lived in the area for 16 years with his family, said the intersection of Napier and Wolseley streets was notorious for cars “flying” past give way signs and ignoring the 50km/h limit by going “easily up to 100km/h”.
“They used to go to Derby St and use that as a drag strip but a roundabout was put there so now drivers come to Napier St,” Mr McCarther said. “We get at least one or two accidents a week.
“The last accident was last Saturday night; there were two written-off cars.”
Neighbours are also worried about the risk posed to children playing outside.
“We’ve called (Blacktown) council about it and they basically said until someone is seriously injured they won’t do anything because there is a cost factor,” Mr McCarther said, adding a roundabout might help.
One crash was recorded at the intersection from 2011 to 2015, with no injuries or deaths, according to Transport for NSW.
Blacktown Council, which is responsible for the roads, congratulated “sensible” drivers and said speeding was an issue for the police.
But mayor and Ward 4 councillor Stephen Bali has urged residents to contact him and said an investigation was needed.