Liberals increase speed limits
The State Liberals have committed to restoring the 110km/h speed limit on the Cleve Road, between Cleve and Kimba, 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 road speed limits across the State by the Weatherill Labor Government.
The Weatherill Labor Government controversially slashed the speed limit on a section of the Cleve/Kimba Road 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 this section of the Cleve Road,” Member for Flinders Peter Treloar said.
“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 traveling on our country roads, the more driver fatigue they experience, and the greater the chance of an accident.
“As it stands, trucks are limited to 100km/h, and I believe motorists would find it difficult to pass these large vehicles if speeds were decreased to 100km/h.
“I am also a firm believer in shoulder sealing, and think a wider road is a safer road.
“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.”