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Traffic lights confusing motorists

THE new traffic lights installed in Leongatha have caused some near collisions according to more than one Star reader.

The lights were “turned on” just two weeks ago.

Leongatha resident Lance Lancaster said he was approaching in his car to a green light on Saturday about midday and proceeded along the Ogilvy Street direction towards the overhead bridge.

However just as he was nearing the middle of the intersection a car turning right from the overhead bridge went straight in front of him instead of giving way to his vehicle.

“And almost straight after a second car did exactly the same thing,” Mr Lancaster said.

“I reckon once the schools go back and more traffic and buses are in play we’ll see some accidents here,” he said.

“And another thing, why do they have a right turn arrow on the Long Street corner and not one coming from the overhead bridge direction?”

In another matter reported to this newspaper one car stopped right in the middle of the intersection to allow a motorist to turn left coming from the Koonwarra direction.

Another said the line markings were hard to follow along Ogilvy Street with the traffic proceeding straight through having to veer right at the intersection.

Another reader complained about how “rough” the road was turning into Koonwarra Road and hoped the job would “be finished off properly with correct and clearer line markings.”

The traffic lights are no different to hundreds in Melbourne but it is believed some motorists are still used to the road working how it used to be and turning at the wrong times.

So take care at this new intersection and remember to obey the traffic signals just like you would in Melbourne!

Short URL: http://thestar.com.au/?p=19685

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