Residents Greg O'Neill and Peter Peterson at a new sign near the Pialba Burrum Heads Rd intersection with Petersens Rd.
Residents Greg O'Neill and Peter Peterson at a new sign near the Pialba Burrum Heads Rd intersection with Petersens Rd. Alistair Brightman

Speed limit to remain in Craignish despite residents’ fears

THE speed limit at the Petersons Rd and Pialba-Burrum Heads Rd intersection will not be reviewed for a year.

In April the Chronicle reported on a local resident who believed another serious crash was imminent due to the high speed and blind section of road near Craignish.

A Transport and Main Roads spokesman said the speed limit was reviewed in March and would be re-assessed next year.

"The Fraser Coast Speed Management Committee appreciates development in the area of the Pialba-Burrum Heads Rd and Petersens Rd intersection is growing," he said. "We will re-evaluate the speed limit in about 12 months."

A Transport and Main Roads spokesman has previously said the 100kmh speed limit was not lowered due to the expected poor compliance from drivers.

"Experience and research in Australia and overseas has demonstrated that arbitrarily imposed speed limits attract poor levels of compliance, unless continued enforcement is undertaken," he said.

The Fraser Coast Speed Management Committee is made up of representatives from Transport and Main Roads, Queensland Police Service and the Fraser Coast Council.



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