Signs to help rule confusion?

Last updated 12:45 29/10/2012

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The number of drivers that haven't taken on board changes to the give way rules, introduced on March 25, amazes me.

Probably because the new changes have proved to be a hit and miss, I notice the odd give way sign has popped up where there is confusion.

One is the Kapiti Rd/Arawhata Rd intersection. As most traffic turning right off Kapiti Rd into Arawhata Rd (coming from Coastlands area) has continued to turn right instead of giving way to the traffic coming from the beach turning left into Arawhata Rd, it has obviously been easier for whatever department handles this to put up a give way sign to halt the traffic coming from the beach turning first into Arawhata Rd.

What concerns me most is that the give way sign is tucked around the corner into Arawhata Rd so for motorists driving east from the beach it is impossible to see the sign until one is about to turn left into the road.

Meanwhile, we hold our breath to see who gets through first, as I would imagine a lot of the motorists have not even seen the new sign yet. Has anyone else noticed these secret changes?

There is also now a give way sign when turning left into Te Roto Dr from Kapiti Rd coming from the beach.

Judy Murphy


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