Chinchilla, QLD: Residents shocked by close call statistics

10 Jul

Locally, the level crossing that is perceived to have the worst safety record in Chinchilla is to be found on Wambo Street, Indeed, activists have been calling for an upgrade. However, the 2013 close call statistics show a different picture with the passive crossing on Cemetery Road topping the list with seven events compared with two in 2012. the crossing on Wambo Street recorded two close-calls in both 2012 and 2013.

The view locally is that the incidence of close calls is a function of the instruction to motorists to give way rather than to stop. This, it is argued, gives the motorist a false sense of security when compared with the definitive instruction associated with a stop sign.

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