The dangerous ‘Safety Mirror’ turning out of Mills Avenue onto Mt Dandenong Tourist Rd.
The recently replaced Mirror (when looking left) needs be replaced with a less convex mirror which would decrease the distorted image and therefore INCREASE visibility at this dangerous intersection.
We contacted Vicroads and Yarra Ranges Council to raise concerns about the convex mirrors opposite mills ave in sassafras that have recently been replaced. They have been replaced with dissimilar mirrors that have a greater convex, making the image so distorted that it's very difficult to see a car coming around the blind corner to the left that the mirror is in place for. It has become a dangerous intersection as we have to now drive out without the confidence that the road is clear of oncoming traffic. These need replacing with the same type that was there before as a matter of urgency before someone is involved in a serious accident.
We refer to your enquiry about the convex mirror at Mills Avenue.
VicRoads inspected the site on 19/7/2017 and noted that the new mirrors are of the same size as the existing one. Being new set of mirrors, road users may notice some differences and it will take some time to get used to them. We suggest road users monitor over a period of time and provide feedback after that.
We received a similar response from Yarra Ranges Council via phone. They suggested we arrange a petition.
Please sign this petition if you, like us, are now having trouble seeing at this intersection.