ACT Policing will focus its road safety efforts in May on the territory’s worst intersections for collisions and has released a top ten list to assist drivers in preventing such accidents in future.
More than half of all collisions on ACT roads occur at intersections, according to ACT Policing, with many drivers disregarding traffic controls such as stop and give way signs.
The following intersections rank as the top 10 worst for collisions:
• BARTON HWY/WILLIAM SLIM DR/GUNDAROO DR
• ANZAC PDE/PARKES WAY
• CORANDERRK ST/PARKES WAY
• CANBERRA AVE/STURT AVE/WENTWORTH AVE
• HINDMARSH DR/TUGGERANONG PKWY EAST
• ATHLLON DR/DRAKEFORD DR/ISABELLA DR
• BARRY DR/COOYONG ST/NORTHBOURNE AVE
• CANBERRA AVE/HINDMARSH DR/NEWCASTLE ST
• HINDMARSH DR/YAMBA DR
• ASHLEY DR/ISABELLA DR
The Officer in Charge of Traffic Operations, Station Sergeant Susan Ball, said ACT Policing’s focus on traffic controls during the month of May was aimed at not only providing a safer environment for road users but also educating ACT drivers on the risks involved in ignoring traffic controls.
“Time and time again we see collisions caused by the failure of drivers to obey these controls,” she said.
“Ignoring stop or give-way signs, or accelerating through a yellow light can have disastrous consequences”.
“ACT Policing’s Traffic Operations have already issued almost 1000 infringement notices for traffic control offences in 2016, this represents 1000 times that innocent ACT road users have been put at unnecessary risk,” she said.
Fines for traffic control offences can be up to $360 and three demerit points.
Above, Station Sergeant Susan Ball. Photo: Charlotte Harper