The other day I was driving from Tuggeranong to Belconnen which I haven’t done for some time as there have been those road works going for what seems an eternity. I was driving northbound on the Parkway, then turned right into Caswell Drive and kept going straight. This road turns into a double lane BUT the lane on the right has been temporarily turned into a lane for traffic coming in the opposite direction (while they work on the southbound road). There was a trailer in front of me so I went to overtake in the right lane – only to find myself facing a four wheel drive coming the other way. Luckily it was far away enough and there was space for me to pull back in, but there were no overt signs that I could see to warn me that it was a two way (except for another 100 metres down the road – which would have been too late!).
I had to go there again today and had a passenger with me this time. While I was driving I explained what happened the other day and they said they would have felt comfortable doing exactly what I did. So anyway, potentially dangerous so please take care on that road.
And for all the instantly negative rioters out there who are going to say “why didn’t you read the signs”, or “you should have been more careful” or “why were you overtaking” etc… I consider myself to be a very cautious driver and nothing I was doing was out of the ordinary. I wasn’t speeding, I wasn’t talking on the phone, I was aware of all signs etc.
The reason I am posting this is because I am shocked at how easily someone could have a head on collision on this particular stretch of road and wanted to bring it to drivers attention.