Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

Council 'Just Plain Rude'

Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

Council 'Just Plain Rude'

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Byline: Arthur Gorrie

AN Eel Creek school bus stop that officially doesn't exist, mysteriously serviced by two very real "Children Crossing" signs, is also marked by speed signs encouraging drivers to go too fast - that's the life threatening dilemma for nearby Lymburner Road resident Don Sinclair.

Mr Sinclair says his concerns are compounded by the rudeness with which Gympie Regional Council has dismissed them, although yesterday he was still hopeful that intervention by council CEO Ken Mason may yet save the day.

The situation at the Rocks Road-Lymburner Road intersection does not make sense to Mr Sinclair.

The intersection was the scene of a recent near-fatal single vehicle accident.

In that accident, a driver was severely injured when his car went out of control at high speed, skidding past the school bus stop which Gympie Regional Council says does not exist, even though it has been used for 25 years.

Mr Sinclair says safety is compromised, not helped, by speed signs giving the area a 100kmh speed limit, almost immediately followed by the "Children Crossing" signs and then more speed signs dropping the limit to a still-dangerous 80kmh. …

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