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Councillor accuses truckies of speeding & running red lights

Trucks along High St, Cranbourne as seen from the Sladen St intersection Picture: Jason Sammon
Trucks along High St, Cranbourne as seen from the Sladen St intersection Picture: Jason Sammon

A CRANBOURNE Councillor has singled out truck drivers accusing them of speeding and running red lights "Like crazy". 

The comments by Cr Amanda Stapledon appeared in the Cranbourne Leader Friday. 

Cr Stapleton alleges she had both heard concerns from the community and saw truck drivers race through red lights in the city south of Melbourne first hand. 

"This is long overdue, I have witnessed some very, very scary driving," she told the Leader. 

"Trucks are speeding and running red lights like crazy because of the activity and all the growth in the area there are more and more trucks using our roads." 

The problem areas pointed out by the councilor were the Corner of the South Gippsland Highway and Sladen St, the High St shopping area, the Berwick-Cranbourn Rd near the Casey Fields Blvd intersection. 

In response the Casey Highway Patrol Sergeant Pat McGavigan told the community paper the it was often cars that were the problem. 

"If police observe (drivers running red lights) we will enforce the law appropriately," he said.  

"Everyone runs red lights.   "South Gippsland Highway and Sladen St is a black spot ... but it's people failing to give way when they are turning rather than running red lights and it's not trucks, it's cars.  

"We will work with our road safety partners and ... we are happy to work with the council," Sergeant McGavigan said.   

A report on the matter is expected to be tabled at the November Council meeting.    READ ORIGINAL STORY 

Topics:  red lights road safety safety speeding

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