Concerned resident George Robinson wants speed limits lowered along the Kingaroy Cooyar Road outside Taabinga Village.
Concerned resident George Robinson wants speed limits lowered along the Kingaroy Cooyar Road outside Taabinga Village. Jessica McGrath

Speed limit concerns will be discussed: TMR

TRANSPORT and Main Roads has confirmed it will discuss speed limit concerns on a road passing Taabinga Village.

Resident George Robinson expressed concerns to the South Burnett Times about the 100km/h speed on Kingaroy Cooyar Rd.

Mr Robinson said Kingaroy Cooyar Rd had broken lines outside the village, enabling the right to overtake and making it a dangerous road to turn onto.

"The situation is, nobody is doing it wrong because that's the allotted speed,” he said.

Mr Robinson said he had written to both local and state governments asking if the speed limit could be reduced to 80km/h.

Queensland Transport and Main Roads oversees the state road along Taabinga Village.

A TMR spokesperson said the group considers the road's function, the prevailing traffic speeds on it, the speed environment and its crash history.

"Our most recent review of Kingaroy-Cooyar Rd near Taabinga indicated a lower speed limit there would attract a poor level of compliance from drivers given the rural road environment,” they said.

Any proposed changes to speed limits need to be endorsed by the Speed Management Committee, attended by council representatives, Queensland Police and TMR.

The report of Mr Robinson's concern regarding the Kingaroy-Cooyar Rd will be discussed at the next meeting, the TMR spokesperson said.

Road safety, however is everyone's responsibility, they said.

"Drivers are reminded to observe the speed limit, be aware of their surroundings and the prevailing traffic conditions, and adjust their behaviour accordingly.”

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