Do we have some odd so-called ‘‘traffic engineers’’ within the city council?
Instead of moving the 50kmh sign, close to the rowing club [in Titahi Bay], further south 20 metres and painting ‘‘50kmh area’’ on the road surface, as is done overseas, to warn motorists to slow down, they are going to move said sign 135 metres south of the Te Pene Ave intersection.
What will be their next move, making it 50kmh along the whole road? Or taking us back to the early days of motoring when someone walked in front of every vehicle with a red flag?
They seem to have this fixation with putting as many impediments as they can, on every bit of roadway, along with signs on new poles, where there are existing ones.
The more physical and visual pollution the better.
Some questions need answering. What are their qualifications to do this job? Are these kept up to date and complying with best practice?
Do they physically and covertly watch the traffic patterns and behaviour, or rely on anecdotal evidence and a PC screen in a nice warm office?
I suppose, after the 16 year old got knocked over on August 24, not far from the Heriot Street intersection, this will be their next target.
Driver education and enforcement as necessary, is required, not draconian speed limits that punish all, not the few who flout the rules.
BENJAMIN R TREDREA, Titahi Bay.