GIVE WAY: Murgon police officer Christie Turner at the troubled intersection.
GIVE WAY: Murgon police officer Christie Turner at the troubled intersection. Barclay White

Wrong or right of way on Murgon street

MURGON'S wide main street with luxurious parks between the east and west-bound lanes is part of the town's essence, but the split streets have started causing confusion for drivers.

When motorists cross the intersection of Krebs and Lamb Sts, the rules surrounding who has right of way seem to have gone out the window.

Senior Sergeant Lance Guteridge said drivers turning right were regularly breaking the rules.

"People who are turning right onto Lamb St think they have right of way over vehicles travelling along Krebs St," Snr Sgt Guteridge said.

"People mistakenly believe because they are on the main road they have right of way over vehicles approaching from Krebs St.

"Where both drivers have Give Way signs facing them, the vehicles that are turning must give way to the vehicles that are proceeding straight ahead."

Luckily with the 40kmh speed zone in the Murgon business district, crashes have been avoided so far, but the traffic mistake has led to many near misses.

The penalty for failing to give way at an intersection is $353 and three demerit points.

When to wait

Give way to the right

Vehicles going straight ahead or turning left at a crossroad have right of way.