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Zed wants NSW to fix the King’s Highway

By johnboy - 13 March 2012 28

Liberal Leader Zed Seselja is making an unusual foray into NSW politics, calling for them over the border to pay for upgrades to the road mostly used by us Canberrans after a weekend of fatalities on the Kings Highway:

“There have been too many accidents and fatalities on the Kings Highway and
it is high time the NSW Government takes a serious look at reasonable
upgrades to the road,” Mr Seselja said

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HenryBG 4:45 pm 14 Mar 12

00davist said :

So NSW needs to fix the road, because Canberra drivers have no idea how to drive responsibly on a mountain pass?

Which “Canberra Drivers” are you referring to? The bloke from Jindabyne, or the bloke from China?

Are you a fully-certified genius, or just in training?

p1 4:28 pm 14 Mar 12

Brucer said :

Unless we decide to grade every driver and then permit them only on roads they are deemed capable of using….

Your ideas are intriguing to me and I wish to subscribe to your newsletter.

Chop71 3:05 pm 14 Mar 12

colourful sydney racing identity said :

cyla said :

As much as I hate speed cameras, I can see a genuine need for one of those average speed cameras. Then people who want to get to the coast in 1-2hrs can pay for a photo of themselves, and pay for the upkeep of the road.

+1

If they can do it for Cooma I don’t see why they can’t do it for Braidwood

Brucer 2:23 pm 14 Mar 12

I see alot of comments here blaming driver impatience or lack of skill/experience for the fatalities, and I don’t disagree however the fact is we have those drivers on every road, not just the Kings Highway. Unless we decide to grade every driver and then permit them only on roads they are deemed capable of using, we have to either accept that some roads will claim more casualties than others or else bring all roads to the same standard. In the various official commentary I’ve listened to since the weekend, one fact is repeatedly quoted; that the road is simply not up to the volume of traffic using it. If we accept this then it follows logically that the only long term REAL solution is to upgrade the road. All this talk of cameras, signs, reduced speed limits, etc, etc is only tinkering at the edges.

Mothy 1:50 pm 14 Mar 12

PoQ said :

Don’t hold your breath. I was in Kempsey in 1989, when those two buses collided at Clybucca. The Feds and the NSW government started on the Kempsey bypass last year, 21 years after the event. So we can expect Kings Highway to be fixed about 2033.

The obvious question is, if Zed is so keen on the idea, how much is the ACT going to chip in?

And the Bulahdelah Bypass isn’t finished yet either.

+1 ACT Needs to Chip In.

p1 1:19 pm 14 Mar 12

PoQ said :

Don’t hold your breath. I was in Kempsey in 1989, when those two buses collided at Clybucca. The Feds and the NSW government started on the Kempsey bypass last year, 21 years after the event. So we can expect Kings Highway to be fixed about 2033.

The obvious question is, if Zed is so keen on the idea, how much is the ACT going to chip in?

But, the highways up there do have a *lot* of speed cameras now.

PoQ 12:31 pm 14 Mar 12

Don’t hold your breath. I was in Kempsey in 1989, when those two buses collided at Clybucca. The Feds and the NSW government started on the Kempsey bypass last year, 21 years after the event. So we can expect Kings Highway to be fixed about 2033.

The obvious question is, if Zed is so keen on the idea, how much is the ACT going to chip in?

Loxmyf 10:56 pm 13 Mar 12

cyla said :

As much as I hate speed cameras, I can see a genuine need for one of those average speed cameras. Then people who want to get to the coast in 1-2hrs can pay for a photo of themselves, and pay for the upkeep of the road.

Except the camera isn’t going to detect someone being held up by a vehicle travelling 30km/h below the limit for 20km before he/she/tradie passes in a cloud of arrogance and travels at 110 for the next 5km, slowing down metres from the camera.

More police on the road and much tougher licencing testing in Australia please.

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