Dangerous drivers who tear through a major Invermay intersection need speed humps to stop them in their tracks, local residents and businesses say.
They claim stop signs, which prompt drivers to stop in a slip lane on Invermay Road near Bedford Street, are often ignored.
Bedford Street resident Claire Richardson has sent a petition with 29 signatures to the City of Launceston council, calling for speed humps to be installed in the area.
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“There’s about 10 near misses an hour,” Ms Richardson said.
“I stood there and watched seven cars in 20 minutes deliberately ignore three stop signs.”
Ms Richardson has lived in the area for 10 years and said problem drivers had become more common.
“I’m a road worker and if this happened at a road work site it would be shut down because it’d be too high risk,” she said.
“They don’t slow down, people can’t be trusted to make the right decision themselves that’s why we’re in a worldwide COVID lockdown.”
Invermay Newsagency owner Graeme Le Fevre backs the call for speed humps to be installed.
“The slip lane itself needs a traffic slowing mechanism put into it,” he said.
“There’s so many things to watch, there’s pedestrians, there’s traffic coming South… mentally people don’t switch on about the stop sign.
“There’s a large majority of people that ignore the stop sign.”
Ms Richardson and Mr Le Fevre said the intersection also needed to be policed more.
Council is understood to be considering how to address issues at the site.
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