Call to ban trucks in CBD
CHILDREN darting between rose bushes, motorists hunting for a park – this is the Rose City’s main drag on a typical afternoon.
Last week resident Barbara Payne’s journey along Palmerin Street came complete with a near miss from an articulated vehicle.
After shopping, Mrs Payne’s task of reversing from a car park was marred when a heavy truck on a learner’s permit tried to navigate Palmerin Street about 3.30pm on Friday.
“Suddenly the driver slammed on his breaks to avoid children who had run across the road and I nearly ran into the truck,” Mrs Payne said.
“There could have been a disaster, children could have been injured or killed — large trucks are unforgiving.
“The driver was ‘under instruction’ and the instructor was seated in the passenger seat but I don’t think trucks should be allowed on Palmerin Street. There were school children everywhere, crossing the street at random because it’s a shared zone.”
A Warwick Police spokesman said semi-trailers were able to travel along Palmerin Street but B-doubles risked a fine if caught.
“Semis have trouble going around the round-abouts but they can go down the street,” the spokesman said.
“B-doubles wouldn’t be able to do the roundabouts and they’re not allowed but sometimes they get lost and go down there.”
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