Photo by Peter McIntosh.
Sergeant Chris MacAulay, of the Dunedin police strategic
traffic unit, observes traffic behaviour at a recently
installed stop sign at the intersection of Anzac Ave and Castle
Following the death of cyclist Peter Wells (55) last
November, the New Zealand Transport Agency had replaced a
give-way sign with the new stop sign, and was investigating a
permanent solution for the intersection.
Sgt MacAulay said drivers were "not complying with that stop
sign", with many treating the intersection still as a
"Stop so your wheels have completely stopped moving. Then
check to see if the way is clear," Sgt MacAulay said.
Police issued tickets to 25 drivers, including some for
talking on a cellphone and for not wearing a seat belt.
The fine for failing to stop at an intersection is $150, and
police would continue to monitor the intersection.