Dan­ger­ous in­ter­sec­tion

The Witness - - OPINION - KARIN GILLITT Mead­ows

I WOULD like to lodge a com­plaint with the mu­nic­i­pal­ity and re­quest a re­sponse and ac­tion plan from the mu­nic­i­pal­ity.

The in­ter­sec­tion of Var­ley and Mur­ray roads has be­come such a dan­ger­ous in­ter­sec­tion, caus­ing many se­ri­ous and even fa­tal ac­ci­dents. Although a warn­ing “dan­ger zone” sign­board was put up some time back, this has not seemed to have re­duced the num­ber of ac­ci­dents at that very busy in­ter­sec­tion.

The is­sue is that driv­ers com­ing out of Var­ley Road, turn­ing into Mur­ray Road, may mis­judge the speed of a driver driv­ing along Mur­ray Road, and driv­ers speed along Mur­ray Road, so if an ac­ci­dent oc­curs, the speed at im­pact is very high. To add to this, the grass on the side of the road in Mur­ray Road is rarely cut by the mu­nic­i­pal­ity and there is also a big bush on the side of Mur­ray Road, just next to Var­ley Road, which causes blind spots for driv­ers com­ing out of the Var­ley Road in­ter­sec­tion.

It is strongly ad­vised and re­quested that the mu­nic­i­pal­ity con­sider put­ting a speed bump in Mur­ray Road be­fore driv­ers ap­proach the in­ter­sec­tion at Var­ley Road, at both sides of Mur­ray Road, to slow the traf­fic right down in both di­rec­tions of Mur­ray Road, which would re­duce the num­ber of ac­ci­dents caused at that in­ter­sec­tion.

This re­quest comes from a very con­cerned res­i­dent who has seen two of her close friends and fam­ily crash at the in­ter­sec­tion, of which one was a fa­tal­ity.

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