Rasmussen fires up over crossing
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.
KAP candidate Gordon Rasmussen at the hazardous crossing in Port Douglas