Dashed to avoid the path of dan­ger

Eastern Courier - - FRONT PAGE - IMO­GEN NEALE

some­one is killed.

‘‘[The] prob­lem are the an­tics at the beach at night, a road that is great fun hooning around the bends, and the traf­fic vol­umes from in­fill hous­ing,’’ David says.

‘‘[Also] ev­ery morn­ing there is a con­tin­u­ous stream of traf­fic for about half an hour to the school. In the af­ter­noon cars are parked both sides of the road for 1km from the beach to Beach Road. The road is too nar­row for op­pos­ing traf­fic and there will even­tu­ally be a very se­ri­ous in­ci­dent.’’

Sev­eral years ago res­i­dents of Cockle Bay banded to­gether to stop boy rac­ers us­ing their neigh­bour­hood as a drag strip. A pe­ti­tion con­tain­ing 160 sig­na­tures was de­liv­ered to Auck­land Coun­cil and Auck­land Trans­port.

IMO­GEN NEALE / STUFF

David says his mother Bev (left) came very close to be­ing struck by the out-of­con­trol speed­ing car that crashed in Mel­lons Bay Road.

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