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Confusion Over Speed Limit Remains

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State Member for Wallsend, Ms Sonia Hornery, has called for the Roads and Maritime Services to fix the chaos it has caused with changes to the speed limit along Thomas Street, Newcastle Road and Griffiths Road.

Despite signs going up 12 days ago to advise motorists that the speed limit would be changing, there is still confusion over exactly what the limit is with a number of 70km/h speed limit signs still in place along the stretch of road.

Ms Hornery has called for the situation to be cleared up immediately and for any fines issues for people travelling between 60km/h and 70km/h to be dropped.

Quotes attributable to Member for Wallsend, Sonia Hornery

“The Roads and Maritime Service have stuffed this up from the start.”

“Not only have they not been telling people what the new speed limit will be for the last 10 days on their visual message boards, they still haven’t been able to replace all the 70km/h speed limit signs.”

“This is creating angst and confusion for motorists travelling along this road. My social media has been full of messages and comments asking for clarity.”

“There are 2 speed cameras along that stretch of road and motorists are concerned about potentially being fined, despite travelling at the speed that was signposted.”

“It is obvious that the local RMS are not up to the job of rolling out a simple speed limit change and I will be raising these concerns with the Minister.”

“For the past 10 days I have been asking for the information and reports behind this speed limit reduction, but both the Minister and the local RMS management have so far refused to provide any details.”

“This is not good enough. If they think that by ignoring me I will eventually get tired or just go away, they are sadly mistaken.”

“The speed limit could be adjusted at peak hours or in rainy conditions if these are the cause of the accidents along the section of road.”