GO­ING ROUND THE BEND?

Here’s a how-to when it comes to Noosa’s round­abouts

Noosa Life and Style - - FRONT PAGE -

VIS­I­TORS to Noosa ei­ther love them or hate them but there is lit­tle chance of avoid­ing the more than 100 round­abouts that dot the tourist des­ti­na­tion’s road net­work.

While how you use the things may be pre­scribed by law they are a con­stant source of con­fu­sion for some mo­torists who of­ten find them­selves veer­ing off to un­in­tended des­ti­na­tions.

That they give Noosa a dif­fer­ent feel to other lo­ca­tions with their forests of traf­fic lights is with­out doubt.

And a new handy guide that’s been in­tro­duced by Noosa Coun­cil may just make life eas­ier for ev­ery­one.

Its new How to Use a Round­about cam­paign in­cludes a pam­phlet, in­struc­tional video and in­for­ma­tion pop-ups to be held at Noosa’s li­braries.

Pro­ject of­fi­cer Joanna Fer­ris said round­abouts were of­ten a source of con­fu­sion for vis­i­tors not fa­mil­iar with Noosa’s roads, as well as new­com­ers to the shire.

“Even those who are com­fort­able us­ing round­abouts may still ben­e­fit from brush­ing up on the rules,” she said.

“With more than 100 round­abouts across the lo­cal road net­work, in­clud­ing many multi-lane ex­am­ples, round­abouts are a Noosa-spe­cific road safety is­sue,” Ms Fer­ris says.

“Driv­ers un­fa­mil­iar with the area can be daunted by the num­ber of round­abouts, and cy­clists can find it chal­leng­ing to make their

‘ With more than 100 round­abouts across the lo­cal road net­work, in­clud­ing many multi-lane ex­am­ples, round­abouts are a Noosa-spe­cific road safety is­sue.,

way safely through the round­abouts.”

The coun­cil has dis­trib­uted How to Use a Round­about brochures at all coun­cil fa­cil­i­ties, vis­i­tor in­for­ma­tion cen­tres and car­a­van parks.

View the video and down­load the pam­phlet on­line at www.noosa.qld.gov.au/round­abouts.

The ini­tia­tive is funded through a De­part­ment of Trans­port and Main Roads Com­mu­nity Road Safety Grant.

How to drive straight through a round­about.

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