Eric Charlton

Eric Charlton

Former Minister for Transport

    Motorists help identify intersections where give way signs are appropriate

    3/02/1998 12:00 AM



    Transport Minister Eric Charlton said today the public had helped Main Roads to identify many intersections in the metropolitan area where stop signs could be replaced by give way signs to improve traffic flow and reduce congestion.


    Mr Charlton said Main Roads Western Australia had received 280 submissions mostly relating to stop signs while 60 raised a variety of traffic management issues that would also be investigated.


    The task of investigating all of the metropolitan area's 2000 stop signs with a view to changing them to give way signs was a daunting one.


    "Motorists have helped identify the more obvious intersections that need to be looked at and this enables us to investigate these sites quickly, and make changes where the site warrants change," the Minister said.


    "This will help streamline the overall process."


    Mr Charlton said that over time, conditions at some intersections change and consequently traffic conditions change.


    The crash history of each site would be investigated and a traffic survey would be carried out to ensure motorists had a clear view of approaching traffic before signs were changed.


    All other stop signs in the metropolitan area would be investigated over the next 12 months.


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