Signs aim to slash road toll

Isis Town and Country - - NEWS -

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.

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