Signs aim to slash road toll
HIGH-VISIBILITY warning signs have been installed on curved sections of the Isis Hwy between Childers and Biggenden.
Member for Burnett Stephen Bennett said the signage was part of the State Government’s Road Safety Action Plan to address blackspots on Queensland’s road network.
“The Safer Roads Sooner program delivers high-benefit, cost-effective road engineering treatments that address known high-risk crash hotspots on our network,” Mr Bennett said.
“There are 22 curves on just 4km of the Isis Hwy.
“We’ve had 16 crashes in this area since 2006, half of them motorcycles.”
The Burnett MP said the high-visibility warning signs, located before the curves, were specifically targeted at keeping motorcyclists safer.
Mr Bennett said these projects were among 60 items the government was delivering to improve safety on the state’s roads, with the aim of driving down the road toll.