A reader photo of the crash warning sign on Targo St.
A reader photo of the crash warning sign on Targo St.

Drivers fear crash sign is adding to danger

A NUMBER of the NewsMail's online readers have questioned the usefulness of a temporary road safety sign on Targo St.

The flashing sign, which warns about the dangers of the "high crash zone" at the intersection of Targo and Burnett Sts, is placed on the Targo St side of the road. 

This means the sign is warning the people who have right of way, and isn't being read by drivers travelling through Burnett St who need to stop at the stop signs leading into Targo St. 

NewsMail Facebook friend Gary Goodman said he feared the sign was making the intersection even more dangerous.

Reader photos submitted to the NewsMail show the sign on Targo St.
Reader photos submitted to the NewsMail show the sign on Targo St.

"How about this sign on Targo St, blocks the view of cars approaching when trying to cross at Burnett St," he said.

"This is a bad intersection just made a lot worse."

Another online reader contacted the NewsMail to say they were concerned.

"My parents live by this intersection and let me tell you there has been terrible accidents in the past, do we really need a sign like this to make it so much worse," she said.

Yet another said she was worried about visibility issues around the sign. 

The intersection of Targo and Burnett Sts has been labelled a black spot following a high number of crashes due to drivers on Burnett St not stopping at the stop signs.

Do you think the sign is making the intersection safer? Leave a comment below.



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