Poplar Ave needs give way sign

Last updated 11:09 01/11/2012

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I read with interest about the give way signs (Letters, October 29), but a bigger issue than these corners in question, in my opinion, is the turn off on State Highway 1 at Poplar Ave.

The new rules dictate vehicles travelling north turning in to Poplar Ave have the right-of-way over vehicles travelling south. Vehicles travelling south cross a lane of traffic where speeds of 100kmh are legal and there is a very restricted holding bay (for the want of a better description) for them to give way to the left turning traffic.

Further more the left turning traffic essentially has the benefit of a deceleration lane and has far better views of any hazardous situation that may be in the offing. Whilst this may not be in the jurisdiction of KCDC surely they can exercise some influence in making this corner a ''give way'' to right turning traffic.

Kevin Murphy

Raumati South

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