Intersection, turn off dubbed most annoying traffic lights

ROCKHAMPTON traffic light intersections can be notorious for long waits, car crashes and irritated drivers but it seems that two of the intersections take the cake according to The Morning Bulletin's latest online poll.

The Fitzroy and Bolsover intersection and the Masters turn off on Yaamba Rd have been dubbed the most dangerous and annoying traffic lights in Rockhampton.

Those who answered the poll said the timing of the traffic lights was annoying as cars did not have enough time to cross the intersections before the light turned red.

Garry Boggs, who participated in the poll, said the Fitzroy and Bolsover intersection was horribly timed.

"They let a few cars through then go red," he said.

"The turning lane into Fitzroy has always needed longer to let traffic through but instead of that they just cut the time of the other lights, it's ridiculous."

When Transport and Main Roads were approached to ask if they were handling the complaints by taking action they failed to answer the questions and instead came back with routine responses, as detailed below.

A spokesperson from main roads said a review of intersection crashes in Rockhampton found several crashes occurred when drivers turned into traffic, after the green light, using their own judgement.

Main roads said it always monitored traffic lights and signals to ensure efficiency and were sure to make prompt repairs to reported faults.



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