LNP of­fers speed limit re­views

Townsville Bulletin - - NEWS - SARAH VOGLER

SPEED lim­its on roads across the state would be re­viewed with some to be­come higher and some slower, un­der an elec­tion pledge to be un­veiled by the LNP today.

Op­po­si­tion Leader Tim Ni­cholls will promise to call the com­mu­nity to put for­ward their views on which state road speed lim­its they would like to see changed, with the LNP to se­lect 100 from the list.

That short­list will then be re­viewed by po­lice and road safety en­gi­neers be­fore the changes are im­ple­mented.

It is the lat­est elec­tion com­mit­ment to be un­veiled by Mr Ni­cholls ahead of the loom­ing state elec­tion and fol­lows a sim­i­lar move by the former New­man govern­ment.

It changed the speed lim­its on 100 roads statewide af­ter a sim­i­lar cam­paign whit­tled 3000 nom­i­nated roads down to 100.

“It’s been a long time since speed lim­its on many of our roads have been thor­oughly re­viewed,” Mr Ni­cholls said.

“Congestion costs mo­torists time and our econ­omy money. Hav­ing ‘ fit- for- pur­pose’ speed lim­its will help al­le­vi­ate congestion and get Queens­lan­ders home sooner.”

The pol­icy has been dubbed “sen­si­ble speed lim­its”.

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