I am interested in people’s thoughts about the most dangerous stretch of road/s in Canberra. For me it is the Hindmarsh Drive section running from the hospital to the turn off to the tip on Mugga Way.
As a shift worker I drive this piece of road in complete darkness or dimly lit (depending on daylight saving) in the early hours and late at night. There are no street lights on this major road which liken it to a dodgem circuit in an attempt to avoid kangaroos. It is a rare week that goes by without seeing a dead carcass on the road.
A few street lights along this stretch of Hindmarsh Drive would make it easier to see into the distance what the lay of the land is given one cannot always have high-beam on with oncoming traffic.
What is your experience of Canberra roads and what could be done to reduce the hazards?