I call your attention to the intersection of Burnside Road and Speedy Road, Central Hawke’s Bay. I called the council recently to alert them of this intersection and was informed that they would check it, but as yet see no changes. The problem is that Speedy Road intersects so smoothly with Burnside Road that it is not easy at speed to determine that one should give way at all.
My concerns were fully demonstrated today when a car travelling north on Burnside Road crossed over the road and into Speedy Road at I guess about 80kmph. We were travelling South on Burnside Road so had we not slowed he could have driven straight into our car, all the time assuming he was in the right.
The solid white line at the center of Burnside Road aims directly at Speedy Road and stops just short of Speedy Road. There is no give-way sign or any other signage on either road to indicate that Speedy Road traffic should give way or to make it clear that Speedy Road is not part of Burnside Road when travelling north.
I urge the council to take action to prevent possible fatalities on this intersection. Nigel Gray