Less complicated U-turn indicators hold Brisbane drivers on straight and slender

A trial of recent indicators on Brisbane streets has led to unlawful U-turns dropping by as much as 85 per cent.

The trial started final yr at six streets throughout the suburbs of Greenslopes, Tingalpa, Holland Park, Moorooka, Stretton and Kangaroo Level, with a single signal utilizing high-visibility pictures to warn drivers they might not carry out a U-turn.

A simpler U-turn sign at a Holland Park intersection being trialled by Brisbane City Council.

A less complicated U-turn signal at a Holland Park intersection being trialled by Brisbane Metropolis Council.Credit score:BCC

When saying the trial final yr, former infrastructure committee chairwoman Amanda Cooper (Bracken Ridge) stated motorists had beforehand flagged that the unique “U-turns prohibited except signed in any other case” have been laborious to learn and too wordy.

“Brisbane is a multicultural metropolis and issues have additionally been raised concerning the present method to U-turn signage, which places the town’s culturally and linguistically numerous neighborhood at an obstacle,” Cr Cooper stated on the time.