Crash hotspot


Crash hotspot


NEW signs will not stop accidents at a dangerous Leongatha South intersection, residents say.

Vicroads erected four new crossroads signs on Bass Highway at the crossroad with Leongatha South-Outtrim Road and Roughead Road, after people raised concerns.

The intersection has been the site of many crashes, with residents believing more are likely to happen.

“It’s a waste of money just putting those cross road signs up,” nearby farmer Gordon Vagg said.

“They need to put a big sign underneath saying ‘caution crossroads ahead’ and the names of the roads.”

The intersection is a major hazard to all road users driving along Bass Highway, Leongatha South-Outtrim Road and Rougheads Road.

Among the crashes have been vehicles colliding into the rear of traffic stopped while waiting to turn.

“Local people know how dangerous the intersection is but tourists don’t and it’s dangerous,” Mr Vagg said.

“An enormous amount of accidents have occurred over the past few years at this intersection and we don’t want to see anymore.

“There should be a turning lane coming from both ways and there should at least be signs saying caution cross-roads ahead and what the roads are.

“It’s very dangerous and something more needs to happen about it.”

VicRoads said it installed the cross road warning signs on both approaches to the intersection to advise road users of the approaching intersection.
“VicRoads installs warning signs to warn traffic of potentially hazardous conditions on or adjacent to the road,” a spokesperson said.

“Warning signs advise of conditions which require caution on the part of the driver to ensure safety of all road users.

“VicRoads asks all road users to be vigilant of warning signs and ask motorists to drive to suit the conditions.”

Lives at risk: Leongatha South resident Gordon Vagg isn’t impressed with the new crossroads signs on Bass Highway at the intersection of Leongatha South-Outtrim Road and Rougheads Road.

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