Skip navigation

Constituency Question: Punt Road and Pasley Street North Safety

profile image
Sam Hibbins MP
Member for Prahran
1 December 2016

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran) — (12 074) My constituency question is to the Minister for Roads and Road Safety. I ask: what will the minister do to make the intersection at Punt Road and Pasley Street North safe for school students? This intersection serves as a pedestrian crossing for students crossing Punt Road to attend South Yarra Primary School. Parents have reported that students are at risk, with vehicles frequently running the red light, resulting in near misses between vehicles and students. This is occurring multiple times every day during the school pick-up and drop-off periods, often with multiple cars running the red light at each cycle of the lights. I have met with parents and school staff on site and witnessed this occurring. With school enrolment growing significantly, more and more students will be using the crossing over the coming years. The current situation presents a real risk of a serious injury or fatality occurring. It is an accident waiting to happen and requires urgent attention

Answer:

VicRoads installed traffic lights at the intersection of Punt Road and Pasley Street North, which included the relocation of a signalised pedestrian crossing to this location that previously existed at the nearby South Yarra Primary School - a change advocated by the school. At the same time, advanced traffic light ahead warning signs were also installed and alterations were made to the operation of traffic lights to provide increased time for motorists to stop before the pedestrian signals are activated. 

Given that poor driver behaviour continues to occur at this location, VicRoads has brought this behaviour to the attention of the Department of Justice and Regulation for its consideration of a road safety camera at this location. In addition, Victoria Police has been notified of this issue for its consideration and enforcement.

VicRoads is currently considering this location for review to determine what other measures (including use of technology) could be considered to encourage safer driving behaviour. 

Hon Luke Donnellan MP

Minister for Roads and Road Safety

 

profile image
Sam Hibbins MP
Member for Prahran
1 December 2016
SHARE:

WHAT I'M FIGHTING FOR


LATEST NEWS

Public Transport should be accessible for all everyone

A damning Auditor-General report released today has revealed the Department of Transport will not meet its legislated targets for accessible tram infrastructure.   In 2018-19 alone, only 15 per cent of tram services delivered a low-floor tram at a level-access stop.   Victorian Greens spokesperson for transport, Sam Hibbins, said...

Matters of Public Importance: COVID-19

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran): It is my pleasure to rise to speak to this matter of public importance today. If you had listened to the debate here and no doubt very much a lot of the public debate and the debate on social media, which I am sure we all spend...

Constituency Questions: Prahran Pop-Up Bike Lanes

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran): My question is for the Minister for Roads and Road Safety, and I ask: will any of the recently announced $13 million for pop-up bike lanes be spent in the Prahran electorate? People who ride their bikes in the Prahran electorate are frustrated with the lack of safe bike...

Three in five young people believe the voting age should be lowered

Three in five young people in Victoria believe 16 and 17-year-olds should be allowed to vote in elections, according to a new survey by the Victorian Greens. The survey, which received 1,058 respondents, asked young people for their thoughts on politics and the issues that mattered most to them ahead...