We have to thank all the people who have died under tragic circumstances. Their death sparked inquiries that resulted in new safety standards. Sadly, nothing has changed. Black-spots and dangerous environments lurk until someone pays the price.
I was walking past this liquor store on Frenchs Rd Willoughby, when I instantly noticed the danger. First, you can see that the concrete edge on the ground is not high enough to stop a car’s wheels from easily mounting and going overboard. What’s worse is that beyond the grass fence is a ditch. What would happen if a driver, backing the vehicle, went a bit too far? There are no reflectors on the fence, which means that at night, it is even more dangerous because there are no lights, making it risky for those who reverse-park. The photo below shows the severity of the ditch which is one storey off the ground. The driver and any pedestrian below could face severe injuries or death. Do we have to wait for a disaster before anyone feels inclined to do anything about it?