The LNP announcement to review speed limits on 100 Queensland roads if they win the next election would be a major bonus for motorists on roads across the Warrego electorate, according to state member Ann Leahy.
“In South West Queensland, some roads have been rebuilt to a higher standard than before, for example, the Roma to Wallumbilla and Chinchilla to Brigalow however the 110km speed limit has not returned.”
That plan included a review of speed limits on 100 Queensland roads and returned the 110km speed limits to roads like the Warrego Highway from Roma to Wallumbilla, and Charleville to Morven.
Ms Leahy says many speed limits are a result of legacy limits which haven’t kept up to date with the increased standard of roads or do not take into consideration local variances.
“The State Labor Government scrapped the LNP’s successful speed limit review policy and they removed the 110km zones on roads like the Surat to St George section of the Carnarvon Highway.”
“In that first review Queenslanders nominated 3000 roads, with 100 short-listed to have their speed limits reviewed”
Ms Leahy says under the LNP plan Warrego Electorate motorists will be encouraged to nominate speed limits for review because they are the ones who drive these roads every day.
“Depending on the outcome of the review, a road’s speed limit can either increase, decrease or stay the same. In a number of cases speed limits along a stretch of road may increase and decrease to create a standard limit.”