TELLING EV­I­DENCE

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - OPINION -

IT is haz­ardous to turn right from Gil­lon Street into Man­ning Road in Karawara.

I had to mount the me­dian strip along­side the seag­ull is­land when a ve­hi­cle hid­den from view by a sign was speed­ing to­wards me.

Al­though the City of South Perth claims there are good sight­lines, this un­nec­es­sary sign (sil­ver ar­rowed) ob­structs ve­hi­cles wait­ing in the seag­ull is­land from see­ing ve­hi­cles trav­el­ling west along Man­ning Road.

Ac­cord­ing to the City, 11 ac­ci­dents there in the past five years does not war­rant chang­ing this in­ter­sec­tion to traf­fic lights (cost $1.5 mil­lion) or con­ver­sion to left turn only in and out of Gil­lon Street.

A round­about should be there. The ac­ci­dent count may be rel­a­tively low be­cause of in­ad­e­quate record­ing. Glass and plas­tic frag­ments are proof that this is not a safe in­ter­sec­tion.

I avoid it be­cause two near misses have been enough for me. AHMED YOUSSEF, Man­ning.

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