Two recent accidents on Vauxhall Rd and ongoing “boy racer” behaviour in the area are beginning to rile local residents who live on the road.
The Speculator reported on an accident two weeks ago in which a car overturned on the Vauxhall Rd pedestrian crossing opposite Church St. A similar accident that occurred last week came as little surprise to some of the locals, who voiced their anger at the Devonport Borough Council’s monthly meeting last night.
Residents expressed frustration at the ongoing use by hoons of Cheltenham , Tainui and Vauxhall Roads as a circuit, with the hill on Vauxhall Rd just north of the kindergarten providing entertainment at high speed.
Councillor Dianne Hale, who was present at the DBC meeting said “Vauxhall Rd has been raised frequently over the years as a problem” but little had been done to calm traffic in the area. The road also suffered from bad alignment and an unusual intersection at the pedestrian crossing.
The Speculator’s Cheltenham correspondent “Ears of the East” snapped some photos of the cars as they flew around the Tainui Rd / Vauxhall Rd corner a couple of nights ago. One of them had a personalised number plate along the lines of KOUMI.
If other residents have photos or more information, please send them to The Speculator. We’ll then package it up into a file which we can report back to the community on, or provide to the Police if required.