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Kings Highway claims two more

By johnboy - 11 March 2012 34

NineMSN are reporting that two more people have died on the Kings Highway near Braidwood in a horrific weekend where that small stretch of road has now killed 5.

Police say a car veered off the Kings Highway, about 20km east of Braidwood, and hit a tree about 10.30am (AEDT).

Two people were killed and a third person was airlifted to hospital.

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Kings Highway claims two more
Deckard 12:38 pm 12 Mar 12

Another accident today between Bungendore and Braidwood according to the NSW RTA

http://livetraffic.rta.nsw.gov.au/desktop.html

54-11 11:22 am 12 Mar 12

Alan Evans of the NRMA has suggested some improvements.

But he destroyed his argument when he included wire ropes in his list.

The Kings Highway is extremely popular with bikers, and these wire ropes act like “cheese cutters”. His suggestion would just make the road more dangerous to a large number of users.

Watson 11:09 am 12 Mar 12

xyro said :

Diggety said :

xyro said :

The road is quite good in comparison to what the rest of the nation puts up with. Those using it on the other hand are generally retarded.

I would rather drive Araluen or Nerriga Rds – any time of the year –

Shhh!

Hoping trying to keep that a secret!

Both roads would assist in the filtering of f@*%wits though! There are some lovely big trees along both!

I love that road! But in my little 2WD have to go very slowly on the dirt road. I’ve had some locals there trying to redirect me to the Highway because they were sure that I was lost. But I just take my time and pull over for everyone else – mostly locals. It is one of the most beautiful roads I’ve been on.

xyro 10:20 am 12 Mar 12

Diggety said :

xyro said :

The road is quite good in comparison to what the rest of the nation puts up with. Those using it on the other hand are generally retarded.

I would rather drive Araluen or Nerriga Rds – any time of the year –

Shhh!

Hoping trying to keep that a secret!

Both roads would assist in the filtering of f@*%wits though! There are some lovely big trees along both!

God 8:13 am 12 Mar 12

If you want the road improved, then a tollway is the only option or (less desirably) a levy on car registration.

Why should the rest of society suffer if spending is diverted from other purposes to this particular road?

There is plenty of expenditure on infrastructure – only the greedy cry for more, more, more ….

shauno 2:10 am 12 Mar 12

This is the thing for to long we have spent bugger all on infrastructure. We didnt need to spend upwards of 50 to 70 billion on broadband which Rudd worked out on the back of an envelope in a few hours its better in the private sector as technology changes so quick.
Sure pay 2 Billion for remote area sats to get full coverage the rest can be left to private. This massive spend is going to be a huge burden because its going to require huge public money to maintain and its likely hardly any one will take it up. Already in Tasmania where it was first rolled out it has to be upgraded as its out of date.

We need the huge port upgrades to stop the massive backlog. And we need high speed rail. And we need highway upgrades big time. And we need to develop a space tech industry and launch facilities because this will be the future we squandered it years ago. We have to stop being a country that only digs stuff out of the ground. Bugger the stupid carbon tax off. Have a low tax area in Darwin to develop the new Singapore of Northern Australia.

Diggety 11:30 pm 11 Mar 12

xyro said :

The road is quite good in comparison to what the rest of the nation puts up with. Those using it on the other hand are generally retarded.

I would rather drive Araluen or Nerriga Rds – any time of the year –

Shhh!

Hoping trying to keep that a secret!

God 10:32 pm 11 Mar 12

The road is a good filter of hoons and incompetant drivers.

If you want the public to waste more money on roads, which hospital department do you want closed?

Sandman 10:19 pm 11 Mar 12

Majority of the road is pretty good in my opinion. I grew up in Braidwood and have been driving that stretch fairly regularly since I first got my Learners in ’96. The problem is the f*&kwits on it.
Like the P-plater in the Subaru last week who really needed to get past me, even though I had the cruise control set right on the speed limit and was driving a car sufficiently powerful that it wasn’t slowing for hills or anything.
Or the Audi who didn’t like me slowing down to the posted roadwork speed on a newly surfaced piece of road so he overtook me doing pretty close to 100 on loose stones with the potential for flying rocks in windscreens.
Or the Commodore, whose driver must have been related to the Audi driver as he did the exact same thing.

EvanJames 9:46 pm 11 Mar 12

Diggety said :

cross said :

How many more lives will it take to fix this goat track of a road

The road is quite good in comparison to what the rest of the nation puts up with. Those using it on the other hand are generally retarded.

My oath.

I reckon they could “fix it” by taking it back to dirt. That’d keep the lunatics off it.

bd84 9:30 pm 11 Mar 12

If you’re an idiot and try an illegal overtake over double unbroken white lines, I have zero sympathy when you come unstuck and meet with an inanimate object. They’re just lucky they didn’t run into some innocent party coming the other way.

xyro 9:19 pm 11 Mar 12

The road is quite good in comparison to what the rest of the nation puts up with. Those using it on the other hand are generally retarded.

+1 I would rather drive Araluen or Nerriga Rds – any time of the year – sorry for the families of the deceased though!

c_c 8:02 pm 11 Mar 12

cross said :

How many more lives will it take to fix this goat track of a road

What exactly do you propose they do to fix a road so that impatient young blokes don’t cross double unbroken lines?

Diggety 7:59 pm 11 Mar 12

cross said :

How many more lives will it take to fix this goat track of a road

The road is quite good in comparison to what the rest of the nation puts up with. Those using it on the other hand are generally retarded.

cross 7:24 pm 11 Mar 12

How many more lives will it take to fix this goat track of a road

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