Tuggeranong Parkway brought to a standstill after collisions on Saturday night

Lachlan Roberts 24 September 2018 9

Stills from Breaking247 video, by George Tsotsos.

Traffic on the Tuggeranong Parkway was reduced to a crawl after a two-vehicle collision on Saturday night (22 September).

Around 6:30 pm, emergency services attended the scene of an accident on the Tuggeranong Parkway near the turnoff towards Cotter Road.

While at the scene, another collision occurred when two cars rear-ended each other, causing further delay to traffic.

An ACT Policing spokesperson reminded motorists to pay attention to the road and slow down near accidents.

“Motorists are reminded of the law introduced this year requiring them to slow down to 40 km/h when passing emergency service vehicles that are stopped with lights activated,” the spokesperson said.

“Additionally, drivers are reminded that distractions such as incidents and roadworks can increase the risk of a collision. Pay attention to the road ahead and concentrate on the important task of driving.”

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9 Responses to Tuggeranong Parkway brought to a standstill after collisions on Saturday night
John Arentz John Arentz 1:27 pm 02 Nov 18

The Parkway is a glorified race track at the best of times populated by morons who think tailgating at 100 plus kmh is a god given right. At night the poor lighting, tailgating and Skippy make it a game of Russian Roulette..... needs multiple speed vans, more frequent policing and decent lighting along its entire length.

gooterz gooterz 6:08 pm 26 Sep 18

The 2nd prang was caused by the 40km/h rule

Blen_Carmichael Blen_Carmichael 4:44 pm 25 Sep 18

Next time you’re about to pass a prang, can I suggest you play a little game that is both amusing and increases safety?

Just before you pass, keep your eye focussed on the driver’s head in the vehicle in front of you. Does that head turn to look as the driver passes the accident or does it – like yours is doing – continue to face directly ahead? If it’s the former, ease back a little bit because you’re following a dill. If it’s the latter, chances are it’s an off duty police officer behind the wheel.

    octagonalman octagonalman 8:12 pm 25 Sep 18

    Once I was watching vehicles pass by on Callum St in Woden. I was watching for drivers looking down. One driver was obviously on their phone. I could tell this one was an on-duty police officer in a marked vehicle.
    Look both ways before crossing the road and try to spot driver inattention!

Lin Van Oevelen Lin Van Oevelen 6:42 am 25 Sep 18

I really don't see the logic in making the traffic slow down that much when the cars involved are already off the road. It causes traffic to slow down to a crawl for kilometres, especially in peak hour.

If there is ambulances or fire trucks etc for a severe crash, sure. But a run of the mill rearender when the cars pull off the road straight away?

    Julia Ross Julia Ross 12:14 pm 25 Sep 18

    Lin Van Oevelen my daughter is an emergency service worker. She says so many people are so busy looking at the lights that they drive towards them. She has been nearly run over many times. Please slow down so they can all be safe.

    Lin Van Oevelen Lin Van Oevelen 1:24 pm 25 Sep 18

    My point was, if the car is off the road and they're merely waiting for the tow truck or exchanging paperwork or some such, why do they even need to keep their lights on?

bigred bigred 6:25 am 25 Sep 18

I do not see anything in the police comments about providing a reasonable distance from the vehicle ahead just in case it all goes to custard. Strange considering this appears to be a series of crashes caused by tailgating.

Rob Sanders Rob Sanders 12:56 am 25 Sep 18

Stupid law that's going to cause more accidents

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