Glen Elmes invites advice on speed limits 

Locals can now have their direct say about road safety with a landmark State Government review into speed limits across Queensland opening and the opportunity to nominate a local road for a speed limit change.

Member for Noosa, Glen Elmes 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 Elmes said.

“This is the first state-wide review conducted in Queensland and it’s a great opportunity for local drivers to give a listening 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 Eumundi-Noosa Road, Cooroy-Noosa Road and the Bruce Highway.

“We have had a lot of feedback over time about Cooroy-Noosa Road, in particular. Local users have been adamant that the present 100 kph zone should be reduced to a maximum of 80 kph for safety reasons.

“I invite those who have given me their views in the past to get on the website now and give them to the Minister directly.

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

“I echo the Minister’s view that any changes to speed limits needs to balance safety with traffic volumes and flows including pedestrian traffic and the condition of the road infrastructure.

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