Ras­mussen fires up over cross­ing

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS - Shane Ni­chols

KAT­TER’S Aus­tralian Party can­di­date for the state seat of Cook, Gor­don Ras­mussen, couldn’t be­lieve his eyes.

Stand­ing on Port Dou­glas Rd he was shocked to see lit­tle kids on bi­cy­cles try­ing to judge when to cross the busy thor­ough­fare as all man­ner of ve­hi­cles trun­dled by.

He al­ready knew it was an is­sue but when he stood on the spot and saw the risk, and the havoc, it re­ally sank in.

“I’m flab­ber­gasted,” Mr Ras­mussen said, as he watched small stu­dents dash across the road, do­ing their best to judge the breaks in the traf­fic, which flows hotly in both di­rec­tions past the lit­tle traf­fic is­land which is meant to con­sti­tute a safe pas­sage point.

“I’m re­ally an­gry to see this. It shouldn’t be al­lowed, and wouldn’t be al­lowed down south.”

Mr Ras­mussen said he would write to the min­is­ter im­me­di­ately, de­mand­ing traf­fic guardians for the cross­ing point near the Wildlife Habi­tat.

Like­wise, he has writ­ten to the min­is­ter seek­ing dif­fer­ent speed lim­its near a haz­ardous spot where Eu­luma Creek Rd joins the high­way at Ju­lat­ten.

Pic­ture: SHANE NI­CHOLS

KAP can­di­date Gor­don Ras­mussen at the haz­ardous cross­ing in Port Dou­glas

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