The offending no turn sign on the Through St/Bent St roundabout blocks the view of traffic enterring to the right causing havoc for drivers.
The offending no turn sign on the Through St/Bent St roundabout blocks the view of traffic enterring to the right causing havoc for drivers.

TURNING RIGHT IS NOT RIGHT: Poll results are in

UPDATE: The votes are in, and it seems Grafton is sick of people disobeying the sign at Throught Street.

90 of the 95 votes cast in our poll today support the actions of police in fining people who disobey the road rules.

And the comments have continued to flow today, and again call for more enforcement on other road closures, such as the left turn onto Clarence between 3pm-6pm.

Some even mentioned they'd like to see... traffic lights.

Now that's a whole other story.

PREVIOUSLY

IT seems that everyone has an opinion on what to do about the bridge traffic, and specifically those who flout the rules, and turn right onto Bent St from the railway side of Through Street.

Yesterday, Grafton police conducted an operation with no warning, nabbing 20 winners in an hour who tried to get a head start on the traffic line, and they warn that they'll continue to do it into the future.

READ: Highway patrol bust 20 drivers at intersection hotspot

Our Facebook post on the story attracted more than 100 comments, and the overwhelming majority support the police in their move to enforce the letter of the law, and crack down on the illegal turn.

Here's some of your comments in support of the operation:

Leeanne Colling: From railway in morning n tafe afternoon-what amazes me is business work vehicles that are local n know the rules but break it every day

Mark Goldie: About bloody time these boofheads copped a fine.Now get the arrogant drivers who push in of an afternoon at Clarence street. Good work to the police.

Kimberley Murray: Good it happens everyday ive seen trucks going up there to

Bob Vickers: Good to see they are on the job... I bet the ones caught will cry foul..lol..lol

Olivia Gray: Yes!! But dont warn people!!!

Luci Fysh: Happy days

Laura Bruce: Saw them this morning

Should police enforce the road rules at Bent St intersection?

This poll ended on 16 February 2018.

Current Results

Yes. The rules are the rules and it holds up traffic

94%

No. There are bigger fish to fry

5%

This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.

Some however didn't believe it was good use of police time:

Nathan Morton: just because something is a 'rule' doesn't mean its right! people going around that round about in peak hour traffic is hardly saving lives. it is a prime example of revenue raising, if you cant see that you need to revaluate your understanding of bias.

For many others though, they think the police operation hasn't gone far enough, with many encouraging police to look at other intersections:

Zac Majid: What about behind TAFE between 3&6pm to get on the bridge , across from KFC........???

Kirsty Bransdon: So now they need to do Clarence St Turing onto the bridge

David Bird: Now they can move on to the idiots who queue across the round abouts in town.

Mark Goldie: About bloody time these boofheads copped a fine.Now get the arrogant drivers who push in of an afternoon at Clarence street. Good work to the police.

Peggy Lee: Try villier st, people in right lane turning left to go onto bridge.

Paul Hewitt: keep it up now try clarence st in the arvo

But perhaps the best piece of advice came from one reader, who offered what may well be the only real solution available at the moment:

Barbara Anderson: Sit back, enjoy the trip & be thankful of the beautiful scenery, it could be worse..