THE Waterson track is a disaster waiting to happen. The Council instead of re-surfacing a dangerous main thoroughfare to accommodate heavy vehicles, line marking the surface and installed street lighting, they came up with a brilliant idea.
We will reduce the speed limit by 10km/h.
Big news for council, any attempt to drive more than half of the original 60 km/h would be dangerous and bordering on suicide in the hours of darkness on a wet road.
Any future civil claims, for damages through the courts in relation to injury or property damage, caused by these road conditions will be interesting.
Possibly the judiciary will interpret this cost saving decision to reduce the speed limit rather than repair a dangerous main road, with the appropriate judgments, as an admission of liability by the council. Duty of care again appears to be ignored.
If or when Waterson Way is ever upgraded, there is going to be major traffic disruptions and could result in all traffic except heavy vehicles passing through the main street. Waterson Way should have been upgraded before the main streets traffic flow was drastically changed.
Heavy vehicles physically cannot pass through this road, yet we live in a cyclone area?
When you are part of the original problem and not part of the solution its time to move on and let more competent people do the job. Alan Beverstock AIRLIE BEACH