MP calls for more investments into road safety
MORE investment is needed for safer road infrastructure in regional Queensland.
Nanango member Deb Frecklington said this was needed after another fatal road crash brings the 2019 road toll across the South and North Burnett up to 13.
"The tragedies we have seen on our South Burnett roads have been devastating for the whole community and my heart goes out to the families and loved ones of those who have been affected," she said.
"These lives have been lost in an instant and the families and loved ones will spend a lifetime in mourning."
Ms Frecklington said safety needed to be improved on Burnett roads.
"I have been campaigning for investment in road infrastructure because I understand how important it is to our community," she said.
"Single lane highways can frustrate motorists and more passing lanes are needed to improve safety."
Ms Frecklington said the LNP had delivered passing lanes through royalties for the regions program, which was later cut by Labor.
"Under this program, I delivered four overtaking lanes in under three years for the Nanango electorate," she said.
"The LNP will provide better roads for Queenslanders no matter where they live."
Ms Frecklington thanked the first responders, paramedics, and police men and women for their efforts in these traumatic times.
The mother of three daughters said her children were all driving, with her youngest on her learners.
"I always tell them don't speed and concentrate on the road and stay off your phone. This is my message to everyone," Ms Frecklington said.
"We can all take care and make our roads a safer place."