A coffin erected permanently in the tray of a dismantled ute on a street frequented by drivers dodging a set of traffic lights has left locals divided over whether the grim display is truly necessary.
While neighbours agree the installation is an important reminder for people to slow down, some have slammed it for being too much of an eyesore, according to Nine News.
The coffin has reportedly been on display in the parked trailer on Algona Street, in Brisbane’s Holland Park West, since Easter, after resident Allan Parker had his open car door crashed into by a reckless driver.
Mr Parker and his wife Kylie argued their street had become a thoroughfare for people on their way to nearby Griffith University who wanted to avoid the traffic lights.
Clearly not everyone was satisfied at the couple’s solution, saying it was an unpleasant sight to arrive home to each day.
“I'm not a fan of the coffin. Would you want a coffin in your street?” one person told the network.
“The traffic is pretty bad, everyone does cut through this street to miss the lights,” someone else said, adding that it was an “eyesore”.
Another neighbour said it was not uncommon that a car would brake too late when coming around the corner, and end up rolling down an embankment into a tree.
Local councillor Krista Adams claimed the majority of residents on the street were satisfied at how traffic was currently being managed, through the display of a “local traffic only” sign.
“These residents (who displayed the coffin) want traffic calming and the majority of the residents just don't,” Cr Adams told Nine News.
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