Queenslanders call for speed limit increase


Source: Michael Roper via Flickr
Source: Michael Roper via Flickr

The Newman Government will review speed limits on 100 Queensland roads after 52% of submissions lodged said they wanted speed limits increased.

Over 3,300 residents voiced their dissatisfaction as part of the Road Safety Action Plan, the first major review of Queensland roads since 1997.

Transport Minister Scott Emerson said the majority of submissions were related to speed limits being too low.

“About 52 per cent of the submissions identified speed limits being too low and 32 per cent being too high,” Mr Emerson said.

“Over the next month TMR will narrow the list down to 100 roads to be reviewed as part of our Road Safety Action Plan.”

Mr Emerson said the Bruce Highway was of greatest concern based on submissions, followed by the Pacific Motorway and the Warrego Highway.

“The Bruce Highway was mentioned in 4.5 per cent of the responses,” he said.

“The Bruce was followed by the Pacific Motorway with 2.9 per cent of responses and the Warrego Highway with 1.6 per cent.”

The review will take place over a two year period commencing later this year.

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