Nails scattered across road
A TYRE retailer’s delight – or more of a traffic safety hazard?
A Warwick motorist said she was travelling south down Guy Street one evening this week when she saw the glint of something on the road near the intersection with the highway.
The driver, who did not wish to be named, said she pulled up just in time to avoid what she discovered was a large quantity of nails strewn across both lanes of Guy Street opposite the Red Rooster outlet.
“It was just on dusk, around about 5.50pm, so I was probably lucky to see the glint of the nails on the road,” she said.
“I got quite a shock, it’s not what you expect to see as you’re driving along.
“The nails were the kind you use in a builder’s nail gun, so I’d say what’s happened is a tradie in a ute has gone around the corner onto Wood Street too fast and they’ve come flying off the back.
“You’d think they would have been aware of it and gone back to pick them up.”
The motorist said given the time of day she found the nails, the road was busy with a long stream of other cars banked up down Guy Street behind her own vehicle.
“It was peak time and it really could have been quite dangerous and costly – I’d just like to suggest to local tradies that they make sure the gear in their vehicles is secure ... it’s probably a good reminder,” she said.
“My son was with me in the car at the time and we went home and came back with a broom to sweep the nails up, which was tricky because of the passing traffic.
“No one else had stopped to shift them off the road.”
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