A petition to change speed limits on the outskirts of Elliston was lodged in State Parliament recently, encompassing 182 signatures.
Member for Flinders Peter Treloar, who presented the petition, supports the initiative which aims to make the Flinders Highway safer.
The petition, organised by the District Council of Elliston, seeks to change speeds limits on the northern side of Flinders Highway to 60 kilometres per hour. It urges the State Government to take immediate action to reduce the speed limit from the Anxious Bay Road turnoff to the Liberty Roadhouse, and make any consequent adjustments to the approaching speed limits north of Elliston.
“I agree with the request from the District Council of Elliston, and I fully support those who signed the petition,” Mr Treloar said.
“The changes would increase safety for drivers and pedestrians in the increasingly-busy town entrance. Locals and tourists both use the highway, and a speed decrease would make the area safer.”
The town has noticed a major increase in traffic flow to and from the developing Waterloo Bay Estate, Jetty Precinct, Elliston Caravan Park, Lookout and Anxious Bay turnoff.
It has also been suggested that road trains serviced by the Elliston silos present further danger to the traffic entering the Highway.