Liberals to reverse speed limit decision

The State Liberals have committed to restoring the 110km/h speed limit on Browns Well Highway and Ngarkat Highway if elected at the March 2018 state election.

The State Liberals have also committed to reviewing all regional speed limits following the latest cuts to regional road speed limits across the state by the Weatherill Labor Government.

The Weatherill Labor Government controversially slashed the speed limit on the Browns Well Highway and Ngarkat Highway from 110km/h to 100km/h recently, which was met with community outrage.

“A Marshall Liberal Government will reverse the Weatherill Labor Government’s decision to slash the speed limit on Browns Well Highway and Ngarkat Highway,” said Member for Hammond, Adrian Pederick.

“The State Liberals understand the importance of our road network for regional South Australians and that’s why we will reverse the Weatherill Government’s decision to slash these speed limits and review regional road speed limits.

“The reality is that regional South Australians have to travel long distances on our country roads for a range of reasons, whether it be to get to work or to access health care and other services.

“The longer motorists spend travelling on our country roads the more driver fatigue they experience and the greater the chance of an accident.

“It’s unacceptable that this city-centric Weatherill Government has slashed speed limits instead of investing in critical regional road infrastructure.

“I have been inundated with feedback from the local community that overwhelmingly opposes these speed limit cuts.

“The Weatherill Government continually fails to deliver for regional South Australia.

“The Weatherill Government has cut regional healthcare services, failed to adequately invest in our country roads and increased the ESL tax by $90 million a year.

“The State Liberals recognise the importance of South Australia’s regions which contribute around 25 per cent to our state’s economy each year.

“A Marshall Liberal Government will deliver for regional South Australia by cutting the ESL tax by $90 million a year and restoring the speed limits on these country roads.”