Don't blame the Eight Mile for all crashes

AS a regular user of the Eight Mile intersection and a professional driver, the tragic fatal crash on Monday was not unexpected.

I have witnessed a number of near misses at that intersection, in most cases caused by drivers disregarding ( disobeying ) the stop sign facing southbound New England Highway traffic.

Quite often the first vehicle stops and waits at the stop sign with a number of vehicles waiting behind. When the first vehicle moves off the following drivers seem to think that they don't have to stop again.

Upgrading the intersection with an overpass would be ideal but if every intersection which had conflicting traffic flows was upgraded the cost would be more than the economy could afford.

I have no idea of the cause of this crash and I feel for the families of the young people who were killed and also the driver of the truck but unfortunately drivers have to take responsibility for their actions and not blame, in my opinion, a well designed intersection used by hundreds, if not thousands of drivers every day without problems.

Geoff Keys

Stanthorpe

 



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