For the past few weeks, my journey to work requres me to turn right from Athllon Dve into Mawson Dve. While waiting for the lights, I’m often at the front of the queue and I’m amazed by the number of people that must jump the red to get onto Athllon Dve. There are often still cars in the intersection when the Athllon lights turn green, and often they have clearly exceeded 60kph approaching the intersection. I should also mention that this usually takes place around 8.30 when there are also a lot of students crossing Athllon to get to Melrose High.
On Friday, I saw a few girls nearly get run down by someone deciding that the red light doesn’t apply to them. I always thought you need to stop on a red, or even an amber, but clearly this doesn’t apply at this intersection.
I wonder if the police decided to patrol the area we would hear a lot of bleating about revenue raising?