Thomas Street ‘failure to stop’ fine waived

The faded stop-line formerly painted at the intersection of Thomas and Standen Streets, Murray Bridge.

The faded stop-line formerly painted at the intersection of Thomas and Standen Streets, Murray Bridge.

A driver who failed to stop at a faded line on a Murray Bridge intersection has had his fine waived.

Robert Roach junior was fined $479 in February at the T-intersection of Thomas and Standen Streets, Murray Bridge, where there was no stop sign and a badly worn painted line.

A council investigation later found the intersection should have been a give-way all along, and workers soon painted over the stop line for good.

As a T-junction, no signage is required at the corner as the road rules make it clear that drivers on the continuing road have right of way.

The Standen Street junction is not the only controversial point on Thomas Street – the state Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure has been criticised for its unwillingness to consider a roundabout at the Adelaide Road crossroads.