LNP to deliver sensible speed limits for Darling Downs
- An LNP government will review speed limits on Queensland roads to ensure they are sensible and safe
- Having ‘fit-for-purpose’ speed limits will help alleviate congestion and get Queenslanders home sooner
- The short-list of 100 roads will be assessed by police and road safety engineers
A Tim Nicholls-led LNP Government will review speed limits on 100 Queensland roads to ensure limits are sensible and safe.
When in government, the LNP’s $350 million Road Safety Action Plan delivered Queensland’s lowest road toll on record.
That plan included a review of speed limits on 100 Queensland roads, including the Darling Downs to ensure limits were appropriate for individual roads.
Congestion costs motorists time and our economy money. Having ‘fit-for-purpose’ speed limits will help alleviate congestion and get Queenslanders home sooner.
It’s been a long time since speed limits on many of our roads on the Darling Downs have been thoroughly reviewed.
Mr Nicholls said 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 Palaszczuk Labor Government scrapped the LNP’s successful speed limit review policy,” he said.
“In that first review Queenslanders nominated 3000 roads, with 100 short-listed to have their speed limits reviewed.”
The LNP would again ensure police and road safety engineers assess the speed limits on short-listed roads on the Darling Downs to protect community safety.
Queenslanders 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.
The LNP’s Sensible Speed Limits Policy is a part of our plan to build safe and liveable communities which, in turn, will help us Build a Better Queensland.
To learn more about Our Plan visit betterqueensland.org.au