CRACKDOWN: Sergeant Daniel Clarke is urging drivers to be aware of stop signs after complaints were made by residents.
CRACKDOWN: Sergeant Daniel Clarke is urging drivers to be aware of stop signs after complaints were made by residents. Philippe Coquerand

Police warn: Stop ignoring stop signs

MUNDUBBERA police are tired of drivers ignoring stop signs and placing lives at risk after numerous complaints from residents were made.

The intersection at Leichhardt and Bouverie street is a hotspot for motorists with many unaware that the signs apply to them.

Sergeant Daniel Clarke reinforced the importance of stopping for at least three seconds when at stop signs.

"It's very important that motorists abide by this road rule and we'll be cracking down on it in the coming weeks,” Sergeant Clarke said.

"A complaint zone has been raised with the police and we'll be getting tougher on motorists as this behaviour will not be tolerated.”

"We will be patrolling highly visible patrols and enforcement in the area.”

It comes after hundreds of drivers fail to stop at stop signs; putting those at serious risk.

According to the Queensland Transport and Main Roads 'failure to stop at stop signs' results in a $365 dollar fine and three demerit points.

A concerned resident who lives on the corner of Bouverie Street, Des Savage, said he sees cars constantly ignoring the road rules.

"It's a dangerous road and drivers should be weary of stopping,” Mr Savage said.

"Every morning I sit outside my house and just look at all the cars going through, it's pretty entertaining.”

Mr Savage along with some other residents believe the intersection should be a roundabout instead of a stop sign.

"I reckon they should have a roundabout but council believe it's not big enough,” Mr Savage said.

"I say it's bullshit as there's plenty of room for a roundabout, have a look at the Main street up there and we have a roundabout.”

"We've been trying for years to have one put in, but blokes from the council didn't think it was a good idea.”


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