Vandals target Fraser?s signs

ANDREW Fraser is on the warpath over vandalism to one of the warning signs he put on the Pacific Highway.

The member for Coffs Harbour said he was disgusted vandals had slashed the sign at the intersection of Lyons Road and the highway during the long weekend.

The other sign he also put in place was bent out of shape a few weeks ago.

The signs warn of the dangers of the 10 kilometre stretch of highway which has claimed 13 lives since 2003, and they ask motorists to drive carefully.

"How any person could slash a sign such as this on the October long weekend, a weekend which is notorious for road accidents, is beyond me," Mr Fraser said.

"I have made temporary repairs to the sign but essentially the warning sign is ruined.

"The motives and mental capability of the persons carrying out this act is to be questioned.

"I would appeal to anyone who has any information concerning this wanton act of vandalism, to advise my office. I can assure anyone giving me this advice that confidentiality will be maintained.

"It is vandals such as these who should be made to attend tragic road accidents to appreciate the carnage road accidents create.

"These lunatics then may appreciate the anguish police and emergency services personnel have to endure when attending these accidents.

"These signs were designed to warn travelling motorists of the danger of the area in the hope that if even one accident was averted, the signs would have served their purpose."

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