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Speed on Iluka Road

Ed,

The speed limit on the Iluka Road has been controversial and political for many years.

In 2006 the speed limit was dropped from 100km/h to 80km/h by the Minister for Roads, Eric Roozendaal who said the limit review took place as a

result of community concern and representations made by Clarence Valley Council Mayor, Ian Tiley.

In 2011 The National’s candidate for the Clarence by-election, Chris Gulaptis asked the NSW Premier, Barry O’Farrell to reverse the decision and raise the speed limit to 100km/h.

The push to reinstate the 100km limit was instigated by Steve Cansdell.

Safety should be a priority before politics when it comes to reducing road kill, serious injury and fatalities.

Mr Gulaptis it’s time to reduce the speed limit again to 80km/h. There is huge community concern with speeding on this road. Residents are fed up with the dangerous driving we witness every day. The 50km/h limit at Woombah slows cars down and the of 3 to 5 minutes saved by doing 100km/h on the rest of the road is negligible.

Anne Dorrian, Iluka

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