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NSW Labor promises to scrap hated road rule if they win next state election

Annoying traffic rules that motorists hate will be scrapped, major political party promises if elected in next NSW state election

  • NSW Labor pledged to scrap hated traffic rules if they win next state election
  • South Australia and Victoria are among the states that have abolished traffic rules
  • Labor leader Chris Minns said it was time for NSW to jump on board
  • Parliamentary inquiry launched into enforcement of mobile speed cameras in NSW
  • This led to the advice to delete the speed limit of 40 km/h

Labor has vowed to scrap the 40kph speed limit on roadworks outside working hours if it wins the next state election in NSW.

Motorists are currently required to follow the speed limit, even if no road workers are present and no construction work is taking place on the site.

South Australia and Victoria are among the states that have dumped the speed limit during hours deemed safe for motorists.

Opposition leader Chris Minns said it was time for NSW to jump on board.

Labor has vowed to remove the 40kph speed limit on roadworks outside working hours if it wins the next state election in NSW (photo, stock photo from roadworks)

Labor has vowed to remove the 40kph speed limit on roadworks outside working hours if it wins the next state election in NSW (photo, stock photo from roadworks)

Drivers are currently required to follow the speed limit even when no road workers are present and construction work is not taking place at the site (shown, stock 40kph image)

Drivers are currently required to follow the speed limit even when no road workers are present and construction work is not taking place at the site (shown, stock 40kph image)

“We want to bring the speed limits back to normal if no work is taking place and there is no requirement from a safety point of view,” he said. Daily Telegram

“This is a common sense policy. We’ve seen this work in other jurisdictions, now it’s time for NSW to get up to speed.”

The speed limit recommendation comes after a NSW parliamentary inquiry has been launched into the enforcement of mobile speed cameras in the state.

Concerns were raised that the cameras were still being used on the roadworks ‘when no work is taking place’.

The report suggested Transport for NSW to review ‘the safety benefits and nature of appropriate speed enforcement’.

Motorists caught breaking the 40 km/h speed limit risk heavy fines and loss of penalty points.

A driver was caught ignoring the speed limit and driving at 116 km/h along the Mitchell Highway near the remote town of Nyngan – in central western NSW.

He was fined $2,520 and six penalties were deducted from his license.

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