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