Newspaper article News Mail Bundaberg Qld.

New Sign to Save Lives; Safety on Cedars Rd under TMR Investigation

Newspaper article News Mail Bundaberg Qld.

New Sign to Save Lives; Safety on Cedars Rd under TMR Investigation

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MIKAYLA HAUPT

JOURNALIST

mikayla.haupt@news-mail.com.au

THE "head-on waiting to happen" along Cedars Rd may be waiting a lot longer following the installation of a new vehicle-activated road sign.

Main Roads and Road Safety Minister Mark Bailey said his department installed the sign and was investigating further ways to improve safety on the stretch after concerns were raised by locals about the dangerous bend at South Kolan.

South Kolan resident Jon Carman told the NewsMail there had been at least seven crashes into the guardrail there in the last year.

That's despite curve and advisory speed limit signage and chevron alignment markers, which are used to provide advance warning of changes to the road conditions, already being in place.

Mr Bailey said one of the options being investigated was the installation of vehicle-activated signs at both approaches to reduce the chance of crashes,

"These signs detect the speed of approaching vehicles and notify motorists if they are travelling too fast," he said. …

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