Nominate local road for speed limit change

16 Aug 2013 4:22 PMJann Stuckey

16 August 2013

Member for Currumbin Jann Stuckey MP is encouraging locals to have their say about road safety, with a landmark government review into speed limits across Queensland now open for comment.

“Too many fatalities and serious injuries have occurred on our roads, and this review will help improve safety by applying consistent speed limits across the state,” Ms Stuckey said.

“If you think there is a road with too many speed zone changes, or you have a suggestion to make speed limits easier to understand, we want to hear from you.

“This is the first state-wide review conducted in Queensland and it’s a great opportunity for local drivers to give the government quality feedback that could help improve roads in our area.

“There are a number of problematic roads and areas in the Currumbin electorate, and who better to comment then those who travel the roads day in, day out.

“I would encourage all locals to get involved in this process and make your views known by Friday 6 September.

Transport and Main Roads Minister Scott Emerson said any changes to speed limits needed to have the right balance between safety and taking into consideration traffic, pedestrians and surrounding infrastructure

“After all submissions have been received, Transport and Main Roads will work with local councils to identify the top 100 roads,” Mr Emerson said.

“The review is expected to take about six months to complete and the results will be published.”

Submissions can be made online at www.tmr.qld.gov.au/SpeedLimitReview from now up until midnight Friday 6 September or posted to Speed Limit Review, PO Box 673, Fortitude Valley Queensland 4006.

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