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Police vow to ‘prosecute’ corner-cutters

Therese ColmanAugusta Margaret River Times

Police are targeting drivers incorrectly driving through the Margaret River intersection of Clarke and Station roads.

Sergeant Brett Cassidy said Margaret River Police Station had received several complaints of people “cutting the corner” of the intersection when turning left onto Clarke Road, and would take offences seriously.

“You absolutely cannot cut across that median strip,” he said.

“Drive along the right of the strip, indicate, stop, then turn left.

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“If we catch you doing this incorrectly, you will get prosecuted.”

Sgt Cassidy told the Times incorrectly turning at the intersection made it dangerous for other drivers.

“It’s a soft median strip, yes, but that doesn’t mean you can drive over it,” he said. “If you pull up to the intersection on top of the median strip, it allows cars to pull up beside you that want to turn either left or right, but the intersection hasn’t been designed that way.

“Cars turning right off Clarke Road can potentially clip the corners of cars coming from the opposite direction.”

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