VIDEO: Half of drivers ignore stop sign
AT THE beginning of September, the NewsMail reported on the addition of the new stop sign at the intersection of McLean and Bourbong Sts.
Bundaberg police are urging drivers to make sure they come to a complete stop at the new sign at the intersection of McLean and Bourbong Sts after more than 50 drivers failed to do so in a 90-minute period last Sunday.
At the time, Bundaberg Road Policing Unit Senior Constable Dave Didsman said the stop sign was installed on August 6 and from September 6 police started issuing tickets as the one-month grace period came to an end.
"We just implore drivers to pay attention and to stop," he said.
"The penalty for a stop sign is $353 and three points and that's a lot of money."
We took to the intersection to see just how many cars were doing what they were meant to - and sadly, half didn't stop.
"The reason why it was changed from a giveway to a stop sign was because of the amount of crashes," Snr Const Didsman said.