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Red light runner video at Monaro and Lanyon.

By TheBusDriver - 21 January 2014 35

The intersection of Lanyon drive and southbound Monaro highway has seen a LOT of accidents over the years.

Thankfully non fatal but I’ve seen some shockers that have made me wonder how people survived.

The other week I saw this P plate driver drive right through a red light.

It is not the first time I’ve seen that either.

So, how do I go about getting that changed? Also, is the best fix a red light camera or a longer light cycle?

Personally I think a longer amber light will just encourage more people to take the risk and run it.

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35 Responses to
Red light runner video at Monaro and Lanyon.
roshen 1:15 pm 23 Jan 14

Speaking of red light runners, I was at the last traffic light intersection on flemington road yesterday going towards the gungahlin shops, when this motocycle rider in shorts and tshirt without a helmet ran through a red about 2 seconds after it was red. Then he proceeded to turn around at the roundabout and did the same thing going back the opposite direction.

Looked like he was after a death sentence.

watto23 11:42 am 22 Jan 14

switch said :

watto23 said :

Although they could sync the lights a little better,

No they can’t. Haven’t you seen the graph over on the Drakeford Drive thread?

Drakeford drive is synced well IMO. I will have to find this thread!

switch 9:58 am 22 Jan 14

watto23 said :

Although they could sync the lights a little better,

No they can’t. Haven’t you seen the graph over on the Drakeford Drive thread?

watto23 9:41 am 22 Jan 14

I’ve seen this particular intersection get red light runners often, but that is because the drivers are idiots. Although they could sync the lights a little better, I’ve got green on the turning right lights only to see the green change red on the second set to cross the right lane.

MrBigEars 9:38 am 22 Jan 14

Aaroncbr said :

I saw a fully licences driver run a red on Northbourne this morning.

My bus driver went through one this morning.

Aaroncbr 8:30 am 22 Jan 14

I saw a fully licences driver run a red on Northbourne this morning.

TheBusDriver 6:59 am 22 Jan 14

Whoa, hey, this was actully my video, but hey, no worries. If you play the video full screen you can see the red light better.

goggles13 6:51 am 22 Jan 14

c_c™ said :

goggles13 said :

there is nothing wrong with the intersection, so its not the road that needs fixing, it is the stupid p-plater

Presumably your goggles are the type that obscure vision then.

no they enhance my vision.

but tell me, what is wrong with the intersection as it is?

none of the roads I have travelled on in nearly 25 years of driving have been perfect, you just need to adapt to the situation.

again, the intersection had nothing to doing with the idiot running the red light.

c_c™ 10:49 pm 21 Jan 14

oh not at all, and I didn’t mean to infer that the intersection at all contributed to running the red.

LSWCHP 10:44 pm 21 Jan 14

Red light running is something that I’m now seeing on an almost daily basis as I slowly chug around Canberra in my old bus. And not just marginal stuff either, but deliberate decisions (as in this case) to go through a red light many seconds after it’s changed from yellow, and with all the time in the world to stop.

Pretty soon we’re going to start seeing injuries or fatalities where people move into an intersection after receiving the green and are collected by these arsehats. It’s almost happened to me already.

thatsnotme 10:40 pm 21 Jan 14

c_c™ said :

goggles13 said :

there is nothing wrong with the intersection, so its not the road that needs fixing, it is the stupid p-plater

Presumably your goggles are the type that obscure vision then.

That intersection could definitely use fixing, it’s as dodgy as hell.

I think that’s a completely different issue to what we’re seeing here though. I don’t for a minute think that poor intersection design contributed to this driver failing to stop for a red light – it’s just a P-plater in a hurry driving poorly.

It’s intersections like this that really need red light cameras – the government could honestly, for once, justify them as safety measures rather than revenue raising.

c_c™ 8:50 pm 21 Jan 14

goggles13 said :

there is nothing wrong with the intersection, so its not the road that needs fixing, it is the stupid p-plater

Presumably your goggles are the type that obscure vision then.

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 8:44 pm 21 Jan 14

Even more dangerous than speeding.

goggles13 8:08 pm 21 Jan 14

there is nothing wrong with the intersection, so its not the road that needs fixing, it is the stupid p-plater

c_c™ 7:34 pm 21 Jan 14

That intersection should have been upgraded when they duplicated Lanyon Dr. It should be a proper grade separated interchange like all the subsequent ones between there and Morshead (which I believe will become grade separated as part of the Majura Parkway works)

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