Adelaide north hoons slowed down by local man’s makeshift rock safety barrier on Medlow Road, Uleybury
A resident in Adelaide’s north has built his own safety barrier on a stretch of road alongside his property in a bid to slow down havoc-wreaking hoons.
Brenton Lawrence says authorities aren’t doing enough and the barrier is the only thing slowing the dangerous drivers down.
“I don’t want to see anyone die here,” Mr Lawrence told 9News.
“It’s through fences, people into trees, signs knocked out – it’s just been a constant barrage of accidents.”
In an attempt to curb the carnage, Mr Lawrence set up a rock wall outside his property.
“It’s stopped the accidents outside our property,” Mr Lawrence said.
“Before the rocks, we had 14 accidents in 13 months.
“Since we’ve had the rocks there, we’ve had none.”
But the local council has received a complaint about Mr Lawrence’s rock wall.
It told 9News the safety barrier is actually a hazard and doesn’t meet traffic safety standards.
Mr Lawrence has until the end of June to have the rocks removed, otherwise he faces a fine and costs for having the rocks professionally cleared away.
“It’s a visual barrier, you see the rocks and you can hear people slow down when they get here,” Mr Lawrence said.
“I’ve tried contacting (council), I’ve tried to make other suggestions like temporary plastic barriers and I can’t even get a response.”