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VicRoads installs signs in Mandarin after Birregurra locals took matters into their own hands


After fed up Birregurra locals decided to take matters into their own hands and install traffic signs in Chinese, VicRoads has removed the signage and installed its own.

Last Thursday on 3AW Breakfast the Member for Polworth MP Richard Riordan told Ross and John some drivers are coming to the area from completely different driving circumstances or sometimes they’ve never driven at all.

“The way you drive in Southeast Asia is not the way you drive in Australia,” Richard said.

“They’re coming out here with licences that are not always bona fide, or they’re coming for their first drive ever, at 100km an hour on roads where there are a lot of intersections, lots of zig-zagging.

VicRoads provided us with an update today, saying two electronic signs displaying safety messages in Mandarin were installed at the Colac-Lorne Road and Deepdene Road intersection on Tuesday afternoon.

“Regional Roads Victoria consulted with road engineers who are also native-Mandarin speakers to determine the most appropriate phrasing for these signs.”

“We’ve been in touch with the community member who installed the signs at this intersection, and advised that these would be replaced with appropriate electronic signs.”

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