If the intersection of Borung Road and the Sunraysia Highway had been a conventional 90 degree T intersection, it would have a a low accident rate.
However, on aerial photo showed that the intesection was Y-shaped, with the main road taking the curve and the minor road taking the straight.
A motorist arriving at the intersection from the minor road (Borung Road) and seeing the road stretching out ahead, could easily overlook the STOP sign, and have a SPAD, resulting in a nasty head on collision.
The writer admits to doing a SPAD in his younger days when he looked at the green traffic lights of the NEXT intersection, and overlooked the RED lights of the nearest intersection.
Apparently the locals have been calling for a long time for something to be done about this intersection, such as converting it into a conventional T-intersection. There has been a BLACK SPOT program for twenty years or more, and it is not known why this black spot has been overlooked.
Looking at the maps in http://www.street-directory.com.au the configuration of the Borung Road junction does not quite match the description above. The junction is near a railway line about 5km northwest of Donald. The road intersection looks more like a T-intersection than a Y-intersection. Is this the right place?
BTW, the junction of the St Arnaud Road & Sunraysia Hwy furthur to the east looks more like the Y-intersection in question.