The SA Liberal Party has committed to restoring the 110km/h speed limit on two major highways in the region if elected at the state election early next year.
The Ngarkat Hwy between Pinnaroo and Bordertown and Clay Wells Rd near Penola will be the priorities with other speed limit changes to be reviewed.
Shadow Minister for Police, Emergency and Correctional Services Stephan Knoll believes reversing the recent speed reductions will be of benefit to motorists.
“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,” he said.
“The longer motorists spend travelling on our country roads the more driver fatigue they experience and the greater the chance of an accident.”
Eight roads in regional SA were subject to the 110km/h to 100km/h reductions announced earlier this year.
“It’s unacceptable that this city-centric Weatherill Government has slashed speed limits instead of investing in critical regional road infrastructure,” Mr Knoll said.
Liberal candidate for MacKillop Nick McBride said the party’s commitment would be welcome news in the electorate of MacKillop and the South East region.
“I have been inundated with feedback from the local community that overwhelmingly opposes these speed limit cuts,” he said.
“This announcement will be welcome news for those in the region who regularly have to travel on Clay Wells Rd and the Ngarkat Hwy which are important arterial roads in our region.”
Mr McBride has been a vocal opponent to the speed changes since joining the debate in mid-September.