Stop and pay at­ten­tion to safety when plan­ning road signs

Townsville Bulletin - - Voice Of The North - Townsville Bul­letin

RE: ROAD­WORKS Con­fuse ( Fe­bru­ary 26).

Late last year I rang coun­cil’s ‘‘ hot­line’’ to com­plain about the in­cor­rect place­ment of t he r oad­works sig­nage in front of the RAAF base.

Strangely enough noth­ing hap­pened.

This is not the first time I had done this in re­la­tion to other road­work ar­eas in which sig­nage is placed by traf­fic con­trol com­pa­nies con­tracted by the coun­cil.

There cer­tainly ap­pears to be no-one who checks how the signs are put up and where. A lot of the times signs sim­ply are not in place and you sud­denly find a road i n your sub­urb closed off be­cause the con­trac­tors are too lazy to put up warn­ing signs.

There is The Man­ual of Uni­form Traf­fic Con­trol De­vices which gov­erns road work sig­nage.

It is clear that a lot of these com­pa­nies are not con­form­ing to the leg­is­la­tion.

Does the coun­cil em­ploy a safety of­fi­cer?

Also the de­sign of the in­ter­sec­tion leaves a lot to be de­sired as it has now cre­ated a haz­ard for peo­ple want­ing to park near the RAAF Mu­seum and other busi­nesses. NAME AND AD­DRESS


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