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NSW Speed limit increased

Discussion in 'Politics, Laws, Government & Insurance' started by PhilC, Jul 21, 2011.

  1. Obviously they're not thinking of the kittens...

    "A lower speed limit won’t always lead to safer roads, and the Newell Highway is a case in point.

    That is the view of NSW Minister for Roads, Duncan Gay, and parliamentary colleague, Troy Grant, who visited Forbes this week to announce a return to 110km/h speed limits on one of the state’s busiest highways.

    Mr Gay and the Member for Dubbo visited McFeeters Motor Museum on Tuesday afternoon to announce the change, which will see 96 per cent of the 1060km Newell Highway restored to 110km/h.

    NSW Labor had reduced the limit to 100km/h in December 2009, a move which the Liberals Nationals coalition pledged to reverse should they win the March election.

    Mr Gay and Mr Grant said the lower limit had simply frustrated motorists who faced the same speed restrictions as heavy vehicles.

    Full article in Thursday's Forbes Advocate."

  2. expect howls of protest from that idiot Scruby

    and a letter of protest from the RSPCA :LOL:
  3. Sheesh... That could have saved my convoy from BNE to MEL a pretty good chunk of time last year. :p

    At least they're being realistic about it.
  4. Finally some common sense is returning to the world. Good on NSW for taking the first step.

    I wish the weak buffoons here in Victoria would have the balls to make the same type of decision.
  5. Out near Coonabraban its straight as a die and so boring,finally the penny has dropped
  6. Hopefully the pendulum will start to swing the other way!