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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

October 14, 2014 08:17 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

February 10, 2014 07:38 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'

February 08, 2014 11:05 AM
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A record sized spill this time - nine of the fence panels were taken out!

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

October 26, 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

October 24, 2013 07:56 AM
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Police car still in attendance for now

October 23, 2013 06:49 AM
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Destroyed traffic signal push button

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

October 23, 2013 06:46 AM
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Tow truck hauls away the crashed ute

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

October 23, 2013 06:45 AM
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It only lasted a month - three fence panels taken out by a wayward motorist

September 17, 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!

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

August 20, 2013 08:29 AM
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Red plastic safety fence and a new safety zone sign mark the site of the crash

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

May 19, 2013 10:31 AM
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