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LEP Council Urge Locals to ‘Drive So Others Survive’

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The District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula is urging locals to ‘Drive So Others Survive’, this harvest season as part of National Road Safety Week.

National Road Safety Week, runs from November 15-22, and highlights the impact of road trauma and ways to reduce it.

Harvest has started across Lower Eyre Peninsula and Council is asking people to be vigilant to ensure the safety of all road users and pedestrians.

Council has again successfully requested a temporary speed reduction from 50 kilometres an hour to 40kmh on Bruce Terrace in Cummins during the harvest period, along with shoulder widening works being carried out on the Tod Highway in recent weeks.

Mayor Jo-Anne Quigley said “Our small communities spend a lot of time on the road, and it is up to each of us to ensure we drive safely, and to weather conditions,”

She says “This is our second harvest with increased trucks on the road due to the rail closure and we are encouraging all road users to make safe decisions.”

 

 

 

 

 

Image credit: Eyre Penisula Broadcasters