Call for lights at busy Gladstone CBD intersection

Julianne Silver is concerned with the number of accidents ocuring outside her workplace at the corner of Herbert and Auckland Street, Gladstone.
Julianne Silver is concerned with the number of accidents ocuring outside her workplace at the corner of Herbert and Auckland Street, Gladstone. Tom Huntley

THERE are calls to install traffic lights at a busy Gladstone CBD intersection after a number of accidents and near misses recently.

Local businesses within the vicinity of the Herbert and Auckland Streets intersection in Gladstone have raised concerns about the number of drivers who failed to obey the road laws.

This comes after insurance broker Julianne Silver saw an out-of-control car spiral toward her office window on October 16.

"We're just thankful no one was hurt," she said.

Ms Silver said in the 10 years of living in Gladstone she had witnessed about 30 accidents outside her workplace.

"Traffic lights need to be installed at the intersection. I don't see any other solution," she said.

Having worked for Rex Silver Insurance Brokers Gladstone for the past decade, Ms Silver is worried more crashes will occur if nothing is done about the intersection.

"Few people stop at the stop sign in the intersection and other cars are driving faster than 50kmh," she said.

"Having lights at the intersection would make such a difference."    

gladstone intersection problem
gladstone intersection problem

She is also worried the lives of innocent people could be at risk.

"We've had a few accidents where cars have ended up just outside our office," she said.

"I'm worried that one day a car will come through our window."

When asked whether the infrastructure or the drivers were to blame, Ms Silver said she saw fault in both.

"With more people coming to Gladstone, how are our roads going to cope?"

Gladstone Police Snr Sgt Jim Vogler didn't comment about the specifics of the intersection, but said drivers needed to avoid distraction when driving.

"Drivers should never take their eyes off the road," Sgt Vogler said.

Ms Silver said she had been in regular contact with Gladstone Regional Council about the issue.

Main Problems

  • Speeding.
  • An increase in heavy vehicles.
  • Lack of knowledge of road rules.
  • Failing to stop at a stop sign.

Topics:  accident black spot gladstone cbd gladstone roads

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