Motorists who ‘choke’ face fines

‘Choking’ or blocking an intersection may result in an on-the-spot fine.
‘Choking’ or blocking an intersection may result in an on-the-spot fine.

An island was installed there to stop this problem.

But that has not stopped determined motorists; it took 10 minutes for the Mandurah Coastal Times to catch a driver choking the intersection.

Acting head of Peel Traffic Senior Sergeant Peter Janczyk said motorists who choke intersections could face $100 on the spot fines.

�If the motoring community comply with good road-craft practices, this situation should not arise,� he said.

�Sometimes because of impatience or the road design not being able to cope with an increase in traffic numbers, we see this occur.

�Impatience itself may lead to serious traffic crashes.�

Main Roads said subject to funding, traffic signals may be installed at the intersection in 2015 or 2016.

Over a 10-year period from 2003/04 to 2013/14, 89 crashes occurred at this intersection, including a fatality in May 2004.