The speed limits on many roads around the state are a result of legacy limits. They have not kept up to date with the increased standard of roads or do not take into consideration local variances.
Congestion costs motorists time and our economy money. Having fit-for-purpose speed limits will help alleviate congestion and get you home sooner.
The do nothing Palaszczuk Labor Government has not continued the LNP’s successful first speed limit review and has no plan to ease congestion.
In government, the LNP invested in road safety with a two-year $350 million Road Safety Action Plan which saw Queensland’s lowest road toll on record in 2014.
The LNP made sure speed limits were sensible and safe. Our Road Safety Action Plan included a speed limit review of 100 roads across the state. This was the first time the speed limits on this many roads had been thoroughly reviewed.
The LNP took over 3000 nominations from Queenslanders which were shortlisted to 100 roads.
Road safety engineers and police undertook safety assessments on the roads, which resulted in changes including:
- Increasing the speed limit on the Leichhardt, Carnarvon and Warrego Highways from 100 kph to 110 kph
- Reducing the speed on the Scenic Highway between Yeppoon and Emu Park Road to make the hilly route safer
- Removing several speed changes – creating one limit – along stretches of the D’Aguilar Highway and Olsen Avenue on the Gold Coast, and
- Increased speed limits on Waterworks Road at Red Hill, Ashgrove and The Gap; Beenleigh-Redland Bay Road and Narangba Road.
OUR REAL PLAN
A Tim Nicholls-led LNP Government will undertake a second speed limit review of 100 roads to ensure speed limits are appropriate for individual roads.
This will allow the government to receive feedback on issues with speed limits and roads across Queensland.
It is important for Queenslanders to nominate speed limits for review – they are the ones who drive these roads every day.
The short list of 100 roads will be assessed by police and road safety engineers so we get sensible and safe outcomes for Queensland motorists.