Howick Street and High Street junction - proposed restrictions to the right turn.

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The proposal to place restrictions on the hours when motorists can turn right from Howick Street into High Street is to increase the safey of children crossing the road.

Despite a designated 'school crossing' just along from this junction with School Crossing Patrol Officers on site morning and afternoon, right turning motorists continue to ignore the Officer holding the 'stop' sign, don't bother to stop and just continue driving along High Street.

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if you prefer you can write to us at the Launceston City Council, Howick / High Street road safety proposal, Infrastructure Directorate , PO Box 396, Launceston 7250. Or, send us an email.

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Have your say about creating a safer traffic environment!

The proposal to place restrictions on the hours when motorists can turn right from Howick Street into High Street is to increase the safey of children crossing the road.

Despite a designated 'school crossing' just along from this junction with School Crossing Patrol Officers on site morning and afternoon, right turning motorists continue to ignore the Officer holding the 'stop' sign, don't bother to stop and just continue driving along High Street.

Have your say on this proposal.

if you prefer you can write to us at the Launceston City Council, Howick / High Street road safety proposal, Infrastructure Directorate , PO Box 396, Launceston 7250. Or, send us an email.

Your Voice Launceston!

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  • The proposal has been raised by the school crossing supervisor and DIER school liaison officers.

    over 8 years ago
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    The road safety officer has reported frequent potentially dangerous manoeuvres.  The Department of Infrastructure Energy and Resources (DIER) school liaison officers have for some time, been concerned over the safety at the crossing.  We've all noticed the frequency of Tasmania Police and their speed cameras sitting in and around this junction checking on vehicle speeds  through the school zone and on some of the vehicle manoeuvres from this junction.  Have your say on whether or not you believe some of the 'quick getaways' from this junction are potentially dangerous manoeuvres.

    The road safety officer has reported frequent potentially dangerous manoeuvres.  The Department of Infrastructure Energy and Resources (DIER) school liaison officers have for some time, been concerned over the safety at the crossing.  We've all noticed the frequency of Tasmania Police and their speed cameras sitting in and around this junction checking on vehicle speeds  through the school zone and on some of the vehicle manoeuvres from this junction.  Have your say on whether or not you believe some of the 'quick getaways' from this junction are potentially dangerous manoeuvres.

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    This short section of road, around 220 metres, has a 40kph speed limit, it has children as well as adults crossing the road, it has vehicles from two side roads entering it as well as a two way traffic flow along High Street. 

    This short section of road, around 220 metres, has a 40kph speed limit, it has children as well as adults crossing the road, it has vehicles from two side roads entering it as well as a two way traffic flow along High Street. 

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    Over the last five years there have been three crashes resulting in injury and four resulting in property damage involving the right turn movement out of Howick Street.  Fortunately none of these have involved pedestrians, one of them occurred during the school crossing times. 

    Over the last five years there have been three crashes resulting in injury and four resulting in property damage involving the right turn movement out of Howick Street.  Fortunately none of these have involved pedestrians, one of them occurred during the school crossing times. 

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    We would monitor other roads in the area for any negative impact.  Tell us what you think.  We can only respond if you talk to us.

    We would monitor other roads in the area for any negative impact.  Tell us what you think.  We can only respond if you talk to us.

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    High Street is a busy arterial road with seven thousand (7,000) vehicles travelling in each direction every day.   The school crossing is for the safety of school children.  The times proposed to prohibit the right turn are school times and on school days only.  

    High Street is a busy arterial road with seven thousand (7,000) vehicles travelling in each direction every day.   The school crossing is for the safety of school children.  The times proposed to prohibit the right turn are school times and on school days only.