Line-marking to combat fatigue in south west Queensland

By: Jason Whittaker


The Department of Main Roads has installed audible line marking on key roads within the south west region as part

The Department of Main Roads has installed audible line marking on key roads within the south west region as part of a campaign to boost road safety.

Main Roads Minister Warren Pitt says the audible lines are installed at locations where there has been a history of fatigue related crashes.

Main Roads began installing the new audible line marking in early June. The $8 million in funding was spent on about 1700 kilometres of state and national roads.

The majority of the money was spent on the Warrego Highway with Roma, Mitchell, Morven, Miles and Charleville receiving audible lines. The lines were also installed on the Leichhardt and Landsborough highways.

Pitt says the audible line marking is part of a package of safety measures announced by the former Queensland Premier Peter Beattie following the Queensland Road Safety Summit in 2006.

"These measures complement initiatives targeted at managing fatigue and enhancing safety in the south west and across Queensland," Pitt says.

"These initiatives include projects such as intersection upgrades, widening roads, installing additional signage and road side markers, as well as clearing the road reserve and providing additional road side rest areas for motorists and heavy vehicles."

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