Do you want to see speed limits change in the region?

LOCALS can have their say on speed limits with a government review opening on Thursday, Member for Maryborough, Anne Maddern says.

She said the region had already experienced too many road fatalities and the review would help improve safety by applying consistent speed limits across the state.

"If you think there is a road with too many speed zone changes, or you have a suggestion to make speed limits easier to understand, we really want to hear from you," Mrs Maddern said.

"This is the first statewide review conducted in Queensland and it's a great opportunity for local drivers to give the government quality feedback that could help improve roads in our area.

"A number of people have already contacted me with suggestions on which roads they would like to see adjustments to the speed zones. 

"These include changes to the speed limit on the Bruce Highway at Curra, the Pialba/Burrum Heads Road at both the Valfern and Petersen Road intersections and the Maryborough/Hervey Bay Road at Nikenbah.

"From today, submissions can be made for about five weeks so everyone will have ample opportunity to have their say and I am urging local residents to take this opportunity to ensure that their concerns are given consideration."

Transport and Main Roads Minister Scott Emerson said once the submissions had been received, the department would work with local councils to identify the top 100 roads.

"The review is expected to take about six months to complete and the results will be published," he said.

Submissions can be made online at www.tmr.qld.gov.au/SpeedLimitReview from now until midnight on Friday, September 6, or posted to Speed Limit Review, PO Box 673, Fortitude Valley, Queensland, 4006.



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