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Powell Media Release – Nominate local road for speed limit change (2 August 2013)

Locals can now have their say about road safety, with a landmark government review into speed limits across Queensland opening today.

Member for Glass House, Andrew Powell MP said the region had already experienced too many road fatalities, and the review would help improve safety by applying consistent speed limits across the state.

“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 really want to hear from you,” Mr Powell said.

“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.

“A number of people have already contacted me with suggestions on which roads to nominate including sections of the D’Aguilar Highway, Maleny-Kenilworth Road, Steve Irwin Way and Palmwoods-Montville Road.

“From today, submissions can be made for about five weeks so everyone will have ample opportunity to have their say.”

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.

ENDS 2 August 2013                    

 

 

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