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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2003 Week 2 Hansard (6 March) . . Page.. 711..


Dalrymple/Goyder Streets intersection

(Question No 408)

Mr Cornwell asked the Minister for Urban Services, upon notice:

In relation to the new Dalrymple/Goyder Streets, Narrabundah intersection:

(1) When two vehicles are travelling in intersecting directions, if one is facing a Give Way sign and the other a Stop sign, who has right of way;

(2) Does a Give Way sign mean give way to all traffic or only traffic from one direction;

(3) Has any legal advice been received concerning the legal position of a vehicle facing a Give Way sign proceeding if there is other traffic waiting at the intersection;

(4) Does the legal advice indicate whether it is illegal to proceed at (3) above, what is the position given the signage at this intersection;

(5) What was the traffic volume at this intersection in (a) 1999-2000, (b) 2000-01 and (c) 2001-02 for (i) weekdays during school terms (ii) weekdays during school holidays and (iii) weekends.

(6) What are the traffic accident statistics for the same periods in (i), (ii) and (iii) at (5) above;

(7) Has any analysis been conducted as to why motorists use (a) Dalrymple and (b) Goyder Streets, and if so, what were the findings.

Mr Wood: The answer to the member's questions is as follows:

(1) The new intersection arrangement at Dalrymple/Goyder Streets in Narrabundah is a curved Tee in accordance with the Australian Road Rules. I am advised that the vehicle facing the Stop sign should give way to a vehicle facing the Give Way sign.

(2) Under this arrangement the vehicle at the Give Way sign must give way to traffic travelling up Goyder Street, and if necessary stop to avoid a collision.

(3) Legal advice has been received from the Australian Federal regarding the intersection arrangements.

(4) Under this arrangement the vehicle at the Give Way sign must give way to traffic travelling up Goyder Street, and if necessary stop to avoid a collision.

(5) As this is a minor intersection the availability of traffic volume data is limited. The available data for traffic passing through the intersection is as follows: 1995 - In school term Weekdays - 10750 vehicles per day - Weekend - 8550 vehicles per day 2001 - 2002 In school term Weekdays - 10700


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