Regular school bus route to get a speed boost
THE speed limit on a section of Eumundi-Kenilworth Rd regularly used by a school bus is to be raised from 80kmh to 100kmh on school days.
The move has been announced after a State Government-instigated review of state roads. One of the reasons given for the increase in zone between Buckby Rd and Beli Oak Tree Rd was "there was poor compliance to the reduced speed limit".
But Main Roads has turned down a community request for other sections with a 100kmh speed zone to be reduced to 80kmh.
"The speed limit review concluded that this is a rural arterial road, with limited direct access by large rural properties, and speed data indicating the majority of motorists were complying with the existing 100kmh speed limit," the Department of Transport and Main Roads said. "The local speed management committee endorsed the results of the review that the 100kmh limit remains."
As for the school bus zone, the review "endorsed that this special school zone speed limit be removed".
"To help address the issue of safety whilst the school bus travelled the road, the department installed a significant number of new school bus warning signs along the road, highlighting to motorists the locations where the bus stops, or turns into or from intersections, the department said.
Transport and Main Roads Minister Scott Emerson said the review changes were to "improve safety and ensure better consistency of speed limits across Queensland roads".
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