YOUR SAY: More needed to stop carnage on horror stretch
FRASER Coast residents say it is going to need more than a speed limit change to stop the carnage on Pialba-Burrum Heads Rd near Craignish.
Member for Maryborough Bruce Saunders announced the drop in the speed limit less than 24 hours after a six-year-old boy was flown to a Brisbane hospital with serious injuries after a crash on Tuesday.
The crash was less than a kilometre from where Dundowran Beach man Raymond Burke was killed in a collision in December.
A majority of the Chronicle's Facebook readers said more than a speed limit drop was needed.
"It's not going to stop accidents, the speed limit doesn't affect people's stupidity," Libby McDonald wrote.
"People don't crash because they are going 100, they crash because of driver error, some usually involving excessive speed."
Jane Justins thought the slower speed would be no help.
"Lowering the speed limit at the Urraween Rd/Hervey Bay Maryborough Rd hasn't stopped accidents happening, so why would it be any different here," she wrote.
"People need to stop taking unnecessary risks."
The speed limit drop came after years of campaigning from Craignish residents.
Mr Saunders said a safety audit of the entire section of road would conducted in the coming months.
The state government has also allocated $350,000 to upgrade the Pialba-Burrum Heads and Toogoom roads intersection.
"The speed limit reduction and these improvement works are all welcome news for our local community, and they'll complement the increased enforcement activities underway by our local police," he said.
The speed limit will be reduced as soon as new signs arrive.
The signs have been ordered and could arrive in a matter of weeks.