Families live in fear of reckless drivers

Colac Otway Shire’s Cr Joe McCracken, left, talks with Sinclair Street residents Jayden Hodge, holding Posey Hodge, and Mark Mitchell, holding Austin Mitchell.

Colac Otway Shire’s Cr Joe McCracken, left, talks with Sinclair Street residents Jayden Hodge, holding Posey Hodge, and Mark Mitchell, holding Austin Mitchell.

Residents of Colac’s Sinclair Street are living in fear that speeding drivers could cause a death in their neighbourhood.

A crash at the weekend has prompted residents to speak out about speeding, burnouts and other reckless driving in their street, as they ask for speed bumps or a roundabout to slow the drivers down.

A speeding car spun out of control on the road about 5am Saturday, crashing into a parked ute before fleeing the scene.

A nearby resident, who wanted to remain anonymous for fear of reprisals, said the sound of the speeding car woke her and her neighbours early Saturday.

“I heard the massive burnout; that was loud. At the end it went ‘bang’.”

“I could smell all the burnt rubber and carnage on the road,” another resident said.

Residents told the Colac Herald they regularly witnessed speeding, burnouts and speeding in Sinclair Street, motorists taking corners too fast, and people driving along Moore Street without stopping when they cross Sinclair Street.

Resident Jayde Mitchell said she feared for the safety of her two children.

“We’ve got young kids and you worry about them playing in the front yard because someone will go through the fence,” Ms Mitchell said.

“It’s going to come to a point where a car’s going to go through the front window of a house,” she said.

For the full story see today’s Colac Herald.

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2 Responses to “Families live in fear of reckless drivers”

  1. Juggy

    I reckon you folk should send someone out to sit here (Armstrong & Pound) and see what i see everyday. Its nearly the end of school term, but probably the best time… everyone is hot and in a hurry. I don’t think its the fault of the schools, just the general public being fools.

  2. Juggy

    Its always been a bad area for hoons along there, but nothing ever seems to get done.
    Another bad spot is Armstrong st from Murray st heading south. You should see it in school times… Ive see buses and parents speeding to get their kids from school and also not stopping at the STOP sign in Pound rd.
    I sit down there most days to pick my girls up from school and am disgusted by it, especially when some of the parents are well known business folk around town.