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Member for Oxley demands safer roads

SAFER ROADS: Member for Oxley, Melinda Pavey is pushing for additional road safety measures along the Pacific Highway at Valla Beach.
SAFER ROADS: Member for Oxley, Melinda Pavey is pushing for additional road safety measures along the Pacific Highway at Valla Beach. Contributed

INCREASED road safety measures along key points of the Pacific Highway is on the state government's agenda after a two-person fatality at Valla Beach last Friday.

Member for Oxley, Melinda Pavey, and senior Roads and Maratime Service officials carried out an on-site inspection of the the Valla Beach intersection length of roadway today.

Friday's double fatality marks four people killed along the Valla Beach hwy intersection in the last month.

On October 24, two women aged 46 and 72 were killed in a multi-vehicle crash a kilometre south of the Valla Beach Rd turn-off.

Mrs Pavey is urging the state government to implement additional road safety measures along notoriously dangerous stretches of road along the Pacific Highway like Valla Beach.

"So many of us travel this stretch of road every day; clearly, the Highway is now in the middle of a major construction zone. There needs to be more measures put in place to escalate road-user safety," Mrs Pavey said.

"Just one tragic accident is one too many,

"There cannot be any more distressing incidents like the tragedy on Friday,

"Action must be taken now to remove the scope for errors-of-judgement to be fatal," Mrs Pavey said.

Mrs Pavey has spoken to the RMS about installing better warning signs, brighter line marking, separating the traffic lanes where possible and lowering speed limits at key intersections, particularly at Valla Beach.

Topics:  melinda pavey rms road safety road toll valla beach



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