MP puts Scenic Drive on agenda
CHANGES need to be made to the notorious Scenic Drive before a life is lost, Tweed MP Geoff Provest said.
Following a crash at the weekend when a van rolled about 75 metres down an embankment, Mr Provest said the Bilambil road would be on the agenda of the next Tweed Shire Council Traffic Committee meeting.
“I’ll be pushing for Council to apply for blackspot funding immediately,” he said. “I think it’s a matter of urgency before we lose another life on that road.”
Fortunately the driver of Sunday night’s crash escaped with minor injuries.
The Traffic Committee meets every month and is attended by Mr Provest and representatives from Tweed Shire Council, Tweed Police and the Road and Traffic Authority.
“I think the best solution is some more guard rails,” Mr Provest said.
“Every time we mention a smaller speed limit it becomes very emotive in the town.
“I’ll also be pushing for a speed monitor on the road to work out the average speed of everyone.
“It’s become a bit of a racetrack at times.”
During his years in the area, Mr Provest said, crashes on Scenic Drive had been an ongoing headache.
“It’s a slippery road and people lose control.
“The population is growing, and it’s a fairly busy road at the best of times.”