‘Stop means stop’
Recent community concern regarding motorists’ non-compliance with stop signs in Tatura has sparked Tatura Police and Shepparton Highway Patrol’s attention.
Earlier this month the Coalition pledged $650 000, promising to install signalling boom barriers and a designated pedestrian crossing at the railway crossing on Dhurringile Rd if elected to government this month.
Tatura Police station commander Sergeant Darryl Phillips said the team had started with awareness by informing locals of the risks.
‘‘Road safety is about saving lives and preventing injury, so obey the signs and keep everyone alive,’’ Sgt Phillips said.
He said motorists detected disobeying stop signs could expect heavy fines and loss of demerit points.
Failure to stop and give way at a railway crossing: $806 fine and four demerit points.
Failure to stop and give way at intersections: $322 fine and three demerit points.
Sgt Phillips said the Tatura team was in the process of contacting all local trucking companies to further enforce the law.
‘‘Stop means stop,’’ he said.
On duty: Tatura Police Senior Constable Julie Haigh keeps an eye out at the Dhurringile Rd, Tatura railway crossing.