Greg Harding and Shaun Reynolds at a roadside memorial for their friend, Graeme Walker, who died in an accident along Gladstone Benaraby Rd in January.
Greg Harding and Shaun Reynolds at a roadside memorial for their friend, Graeme Walker, who died in an accident along Gladstone Benaraby Rd in January. Paul Braven GLAPOLICE

Roadside memorial doesn't slow drivers on dangerous road

GREG Harding and Shaun Reynolds can't think of a more compelling message to drive slowly than a roadside memorial.

But each time they stop to tidy the memorial of their friend, Graeme Walker, they watch as drivers speed dangerously along the winding Gladstone Benaraby Rd.

Mr Walker, a motorbike rider, was killed in an accident along Gladstone Benaraby Rd in January.

The road is littered with crosses marking other fatalities.

"Cars fly past here. It's shocking. We've witnessed a few near misses," his mates said.

Resident John Kolesky also has highlighted the danger of the road.

His family uses the Skyring Hill Rd turnoff on Gladstone-Benaraby Rd to get home.

It's near the Toolooa boat ramp and just metres from a blind corner where there is no overtaking lane.

"It's an extremely dangerous turn-off. The road just isn't wide enough," he said in May.

Mr Kolesky said the danger was common knowledge among the residents.

He has had several near misses including nearly being hit while riding his push bike.



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