The Stock Journal rural newspaper today reports on the Australian Conservatives mayoral delegation on SA Labor's rural speed limit cuts.
SA rural community mayors met in Adelaide late last month to discuss the state government’s decision to reduce speed limits on eight regional roads with Road Safety Minister Chris Picton.
Australian Conservatives MLC Robert Brokenshire also attended the meeting, and requested the minister reconsider the reductions.
Mr Brokenshire was concerned the state government had opted to reduce speed limits on selected highways from 110 kilometres an hour to 100km/hr, instead of committing to road maintenance.
"The main concerns raised at the meeting were the government’s lack of consultation with local communities, and the lack of road maintenance and improvement funding," he said, "Vegetation is too close to highway roadsides and therefore kangaroos are a problem, which then becomes a road safety problem, so there is more at play than a reduced speed limit by 10 kilometres an hour"