A new Seymour safety sign has been questioned.CHALPAT SONTI June 25, 2014 3:48am
Is this sign, and the one across on the other side of High St in Seymour ‘‘as useless as a hip pocket on a singlet’’?
That’s the view of Judy Crummy, one of the residents who pushed for there to be some sort of warning of the crossing between Crawford and Villers Sts.
She asked Mitchell Shire Council to do something after being concerned about the safety of pedestrians and mobility scooter users crossing High St.
Many weren’t using the pram crossing provided and were putting themselves at risk.
The road is particularly used by elderly or frail people going between the town and Seymour District Memorial Hospital’s Barrabill House and ambulatory care centre and Karingal.
However, the signs installed are about two metres off the ground, which means they are easily seen by Mrs Crummy from her bedroom or lounge window, but few others. Anyone on a mobility scooter would get a neck ache craning upwards if they thought to look for the signs at all.
Mitchell Shire Council engineering and infrastructure director Jeff Saker said the signs were decided on as a ‘‘mitigation measure’’ at the approaches to the crossings, advising pedestrians of a safe access point.
‘‘The signage to be utilised would be similar to those used on walking trails,’’ he said.
‘‘The normal height for signage installation is 1.8
There was not enough need for an official pedestrian crossing there, he said, ‘‘as two crossings are already in place within 50
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