The State Liberals have committed to restoring the 110kmh speed limit on the Goyder Highway between Crystal Brook and Gulnare if elected at the March 2018 state election.
The State Liberals have also committed to reviewing all regional speed limits following the latest cuts to regional road speed limits across South Australia by the state government.
The state government controversially slashed the speed limit on a section of the Goyder Highway from 110kmh to 100kmh recently which was met with community outrage.
“A Marshall Liberal Government will reverse the Weatherill Labor government’s decision to slash the speed limit on this section of the Goyder Highway,” said Opposition spokesperson for Police, Emergency and Correctional Services Stephan Knoll.
“The State Liberals understand the importance of our road network for regional South Australians and that’s why we will reverse the Weatherill government’s decision to slash these speed limits and review regional road speed limits.
“The longer motorists spend traveling on our country roads the more driver fatigue they experience and the greater the chance of an accident.
“It’s unacceptable that this city-centric Weatherill Government has slashed speed limits instead of investing in critical regional road infrastructure.
Liberal Candidate for Frome Kendall Jackson said the State Liberals commitment would be welcome news in the electorate of Frome and Mid North region.
“I have been inundated with feedback from the local community that overwhelmingly opposes these speed limit cuts,” said Mrs Jackson.
“This announcement will be welcome news for those in the region who regularly have to travel on the Goyder Highway which is an important arterial road for our region.
“The reality is that regional South Australians have to travel long distances on our country roads for a range of reasons, whether it be to get to work or to access health care and other services.”
Mrs Jackson said the State Liberals understood what South Australia’s regions need and a Marshall Liberal government would deliver for regional South Australia.