Pine Rivers Roads Nominated for Speed Review

04/12/2013

The Newman Government will review speed limits on 100 Queensland roads from next month as part of its commitment to improve road safety.

Member for Pine Rivers, Mr Seath Holswich, said Francis Rd at Bray Park and Mount Samson Rd between Dayboro and Samford would be reviewed by safety engineers to determine if the speed limit will be changed.

"Concerns about these particular sections of Council controlled roads have been raised with me in the past and I am pleased they will be properly assessed to determine whether changes need to be made," Mr Holswich said.

"The feedback received showed people are split in their opinions of whether speeds on Francis Road should be increased or decreased."

"On Mount Samson Rd most people believed speed limits should be lowered and that the speed limit changes too many times along the road."

"We will now leave it with the safety experts to undertake their inspection and determine whether speed limits should be changed."

Mr Holswich said the Transport and Main Roads Minister Scott Emerson requested a review of speed limits as part of this government's commitment to revitalise front line services and improve road safety.

"Following more than 3300 submissions the list was narrowed down to 100 roads including 68 state-controlled and 32 local roads," Mr Holswich said.

Roads were prioritised based on frequency of public nomination, crash data, local knowledge and recent maintenance and upgrades.

The speed limit reviews will be completed by mid-2014 and a list of the 100 roads to be reviewed can be found at www.tmr.qld.gov.au/speedlimitreview