Slowing down Remembrance Drive is a band-aid solution

Ripon MP Louise Staley has hit out at the Andrews Government’s half-hearted plans to improve safety on the Remembrance Drive by reducing the speed limit to 60kpm.

The Andrews Government this week announced their intention to reduce once again the speed limit in the accident-prone stretch of Remembrance Drive near the intersection with Windermere Drive, rather than investing in lasting infrastructure to fix the problem.

Ms Staley said the State Government was looking for a cheap, quick fix to the problem.

“Many members of the local community want to see a roundabout at the dangerous intersection which would have a lasting impact on the traffic flow and reduce the risk of collisions,” Ms Staley said.

“I support calls from the Remembrance Drive Committee to install an appropriately designed roundabout and call on the State Government to deliver a real fix for this dangerous intersection.”

“Instead, the Andrews Government is just going to slap up 60kpm speed signs and walk away.”

“Over the past few years, drivers on Remembrance Drive have been faced with constantly changing speed limits between Lucas and the Western Highway.”

“By continuing to tinker with the limits, without properly addressing the problem, the Government is putting local drivers at risk.”

“This is a cheap and nasty response to a serious problem is yet another disappointment from a Government that continues to underinvest in regional roads.”