Risky drivers on notice

GAWLER police have, reportedly, promised to ramp up efforts to monitor road safety at the Tulloch Road/Main North Road intersection in Evanston, following calls to upgrade the junction.

The intersection was the site of a two-car collision last Thursday, when two cars collided at 5.10pm.

Luckily, no injuries were reported, however the female driver of one of the vehicles (a Holden station wagon) was issued with an expiation notice for failing to give way.

A petition, signed by 38 local residents, was presented to Gawler police, Gawler Council and local politicians, calling for a safety upgrade at the intersection, which has become heavily congested since the opening of nearby supermarket Aldi last year.

Head petitioner Harry McVeigh said the signatories were concerned with the behaviour of motorists, who were taking risks on the road in a bid to avoid the congestion.

Mr McVeigh said Gawler police had contacted him in response to the petition, saying they would monitor the situation more carefully.

“They said they could not do anything about the construction of the road, (but) that they will send vehicles out there to try to stop people from doing illegal turns and things like that,” he said.

“They said they will watch it a bit better.”

A police spokesman said police reminded all drivers to pay attention, drive safely, obey road signs and don’t take any unnecessary risks.

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Matteo Gagliardi joined The Bunyip in August 2016 with almost two years experience in regional print media, having previously worked at a community newspaper in Swan Hill, Victoria. Covering politics, local government and crime, Matteo likes to sink his teeth into hard-hitting issues, but also enjoys spending time getting to know the Gawler community. Matteo also has a passion for science, agriculture and the environment, and has previously worked as a media officer at the Australian Science Media Centre.

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