Simple and safe solution is to install roundabout
The intersection of Pearl Beach Dr and Patonga Dr is dangerous, with reckless drivers regularly doing wheelies and skids at the intersection.
Woy Woy police are well aware of the constant illegal road activity but find it difficult to catch the culprits in the late evening or early morning and are short staffed to address such matters.
Do we have to wait until a driver is seriously injured at this intersection?
The activity of these drivers has now removed the three bollards , renewed by Central Coast Council to assist drivers leaving Pearl Beach Dr to see oncoming traffic from Patonga.
Such traffic frequently ignores the slow speed to 60 just before the intersection and passes pearl Beach Dr at 80km/h.
Council had repeatedly refused to put in a roundabout at this point, and twice at least replaced the bollards.
I have had no reply from Council on this and the traffic implications expansion of tourist access to Mt Ettalong lookout
If Council proceeds to enhance tourist traffic in and out of the water tower and lookout road as planned, exiting traffic cannot they cross the double line to return to Umina directly.
The only safe turn is to drive into the villages of either Pearl Beach or Patonga in order to make a U-turn around a block to travel back to Umina Beach!
It seems that the simplest and safest solution - and a deterrent to drivers endangering lives by doing wheelies at this intersection - is to review the Traffic Committee's determination not to put in a roundabout at this intersection.
Email, 20 Sep 2022
Kay Williams, Pearl Beach