Roads | October 17, 2016

Kealy – Road safety fears as Christmas approaches

The Nationals Member for Lowan, Emma Kealy MP has raised road safety fears as the Christmas and New Year season draws near, bringing increased road traffic.


“Over the Christmas period there are a large number of families travelling on our roads to celebrate and enjoy holidays with friends and family. It would be devastating to lose any life simply due to the mismanagement and neglect of road maintenance by this Labor Government,” Ms Kealy said.


“Our road network is falling apart in country Victoria, and the Andrews Labor Government must take immediate action to make our country roads safe and save country lives.


“Labor's funding cuts to road maintenance have drastically reduced resurfacing and rehabilitation works in our local area, causing the current dangerous state of our roads.


“The Andrews Labor Government must provide immediate roads funding, particularly given the devastating impact of recent heavy rains and flooding on road surfaces across western Victoria.


“Thanks to The Nationals, we now have $970 million to spend in regional Victoria. The Melbourne Labor Government has no excuse for not fixing our crumbling country roads,” she said.


Road hazards can be reported directly to VicRoads through Emma Kealy’s website or by phoning 13 11 70. 


“Reporting road hazards directly to VicRoads will help give them the data they need to demonstrate that more funding is needed to respond to road hazards,” Ms Kealy said.


“I remind everyone to remain vigilant, slow down and please take extra care when travelling on our county roads,” she said.

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