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Unsafe 'safety' zone in Ascot Vale

Located on Epsom Road at Flemington Drive in Ascot Vale, stop 30 on route 57 seems to get wiped out by dimwitted drivers a few times a year. Southbound traffic is required to slew sideways to avoid a right turn lane, which seems to be too hard for some drivers, who plow straight into the safety zone fence.

Such a long time with no crashes - this time only three panels taken out

14 October 2014 08:17 AM
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I'm in the newspaper again!

On page 3 of The Age, February 8, 2014 - 'Melbourne's unluckiest tram stop'

8 July 2014 11:05 AM
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And the tram stop finally repaired

Note the 'Keep Left' sign is now mounted on the other side of the traffic light post

10 February 2014 07:38 AM
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(2 times this week, 1 time this month, 33 times this year)

A record sized spill this time - nine of the fence panels were taken out!

30 January 2014 15:31 PM
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A few days after the crash, and the fence has been completely repaired

26 October 2013 22:59 PM
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A day later, 'keep left' sign and traffic light post restored

But only plastic safety tape in place along the fence line

24 October 2013 07:56 AM
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(1 time this week, 32 times this year)

Police car still in attendance for now

23 October 2013 06:49 AM
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(1 time this week, 28 times this year)

Destroyed traffic signal push button

23 October 2013 06:49 AM
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Concrete traffic barriers lie disturbed

23 October 2013 06:49 AM
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Steel fence posts sheered off at ground level by the impact

23 October 2013 06:49 AM
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Plastic temporary fencing lies on the ground, still in place after the previous car crash

23 October 2013 06:49 AM
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Quite a few fence panels demolished!

23 October 2013 06:47 AM
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Overview of the smashed safety zone fence

23 October 2013 06:46 AM
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The scene cleared, a citybound tram ready to move

23 October 2013 06:46 AM
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Sand covers the ground to absorb spilled oil, the fire brigade having attended

23 October 2013 06:46 AM
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Smashed traffic light post and fencing beside the road

23 October 2013 06:46 AM
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(2 times this week, 28 times this year)

Tow truck hauls away the crashed ute

23 October 2013 06:45 AM
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Another week, another car ploughs through the tram stop fence

23 October 2013 06:45 AM
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(1 time this week, 1 time this month, 36 times this year)

It only lasted a month - three fence panels taken out by a wayward motorist

17 September 2013 07:32 AM
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Fence and keep left sign replaced, ready for the next motorist to hit them

Note the traffic light post has already developed a lean!

29 August 2013 08:32 AM
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Traffic light post replaced, the fence and sign still to go

20 August 2013 08:29 AM
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Another week, another driver has ploughed through the safety zone fence

15 August 2013 08:45 AM
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Red plastic safety fence and a new safety zone sign mark the site of the crash

19 May 2013 10:31 AM
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Aftermath of the car cleaning up the safety zone

19 May 2013 10:31 AM
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