Dr Ray Jones is leading the push for safer highways.
Dr Ray Jones is leading the push for safer highways.

Medics drive for safe roads

The group Doctors for a Safer Pacific Highway is campaigning to save lives.

The action group, which consists of more than 60 mid-north-coast doctors, has called a public meeting for Saturday, February 19, to discuss the Pacific Highway.

Group member Dr Ray Jones said the highway was a dangerous place and action needed to be taken before more lives were lost.

“Parts of the Pacific Highway are not very safe, and the aim of our group is to get the government to do something about it,” Dr Jones said.

“Too many people have died on this highway.

“It’s time something was done about this, and that is why we are holding the meeting.”

Dr Jones said politicians, police and emergency workers had been invited to attend the event.

“All members of the general public are also invited to attend the meeting,” Dr Jones said.

“The Pacific Highway is a highly dangerous road, especially in the areas where there is only a single carriage way.

“In this case there is a danger of head-on collisions.”

Doctors for a Safer Pacific Highway was formed by the concerned medical practitioners in 2010.

The action group formed with the goal of lobbying the state and federal governments to continue the highway upgrade.

The public action meeting will be held this Saturday at the Lower Lecture Theatre of the Coffs Harbour Education Campus.

The meeting will start at 8pm DST.



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