Hardly a highway, it’s one ba- ad goat track
At last the state government has come to its senses and is doing something about the notorious Princes Hwy (“Death road barriers to be in place by Easter”, 4/3).
The highway is a goat track from Nowra down. Seven people were killed since Christmas.
A bad spot is where the Falkholt family tragedy occurred. Two weeks ago close by another head-on happened, killing two more. How many more need to be killed before we get divided roads like up north?
A little further down a couple with two children were lucky to escape when a small truck crossed to the wrong side and hit them, destroying their car and caravan.
A wire barrier is to be erected near the spot where the Falkholts lost their lives.
It’s a start, but we on the south coast deserve more.
Please Roads Minster Melinda Pavey, make it a priority number one. Get in your car and drive down and check it out.
CAROLE BATEMANS BAY
ROAD CONDITION MINOR FACTOR
The condition of the road did not cause the Falkholt family accident. The government needs to review its licensing system and make sure all drivers are qualified, have satisfactory driving skills and good knowledge of the road rules.
ANDY ONLINE COMMENT
ERA OF NEGLECT TAKES ITS TOLL
This government has spent a huge amount already on the Princes Hwy.
About 16 years of Labor neglect can’t be fixed overnight.
The accident was almost entirely the other driver’s fault, coupled with inadequate laws regarding
licensing of repeat offenders.
GREG ONLINE COMMENT
WIRE BARRIERS NOT ENOUGH
Wire barriers aren’t going to stop trucks. They barely stop cars. They are also ineffective when damaged. Not many are repaired straightaway.
BRUCE ONLINE COMMENT
SERIAL OFFENCES IS A PROBLEM
Getting serial road offenders off the road would be a better start.
LARA ONLINE COMMENT
GOOD VISIBILITY NOT IN QUESTION
Poor driving skill was the major factor in this case. That section of the road is wide and with good vision. This is a start, though.
ALAN ONLINE COMMENT