Rural road speed limit cuts not the answer

The LGA has described the State Government’s decision to reduce the speed limit on eight key regional roads as a “quick fix”.
The roads expected to see a speed limit reduction from 110km/h to 100km/h before the end of this year are Browns Well Highway, Loxton to Pinnaroo; Riddoch Highway, Mount Gambier to Port MacDonnell; Clay Wells Road, Southern Ports Highway to Callendale; Andamooka Road, Olympic Dam to Andamooka; Cleve Road, Kimba to Cleve; Ngarkat Highway, Pinnaroo to Bordertown; Goyder Highway, Crystal Brook to Gulnare; and Carpenter Rocks Road, Carpenter Rocks to Mount Gambier.
As a partner in government and part of the solution, the LGA proposed a trial regional road safety management strategy in the Limestone Coast region, however the Government declined to support this proposal.
RAA Senior Manager Road Safety, Charles Mountain, said these roads still need to be maintained.

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