Driver shares view
Paul Dare said safety signs could cause more issues on roads
WIDE Bay Health Board member Paul Dare drives regularly for work.
“I probably spend 20 hours a week driving,” Mr Dare said.
“I tend to take the back roads a lot.
“It is the challenge of driving that keeps me awake.
“When you’re on the highway it’s tiring.”
Mr Dare regularly commutes to places like Bundaberg and Brisbane and knows what parts of roads are dangerous.
“The worst bit of the driving I do is between Ban Ban Springs and Tansey (on the Burnett Highway).
“Once you get to Tansey, it’s a bit fun going down the hill.”
While he said the highway could be dangerous because of boredom and driver fatigue, the quality of the roads was good.
“I think the major roads are improving,” Mr Dare said.
“Some of the other (roads) aren’t, but the major ones are.”
Mr Dare said he believed one of the biggest causes of incidents on roads was people not obeying safety signs.
“Drivers think that 60km/ hr (on the safety sign) is advisory, but then they realise you actually have to do 60,” he said.
“When they don’t know the road that’s when accidents occur.
“Some of the 60km/hr signs should be 40.”
Mr Dare said some signs needed to be re-examined.
ON THE ROADS: Wide Bay Health Board member Paul Dare drives about 20 hours per week.