Ola Backstrom, Newrybar
Further to Newrybar’s Geoff Martins letter published 12th March in The Byron Shire Echo.
With the significantly reduced traffic load, and with road speed of 80km/h currently prevailing, March 2016, the speed limits appear to be both comfortable and safe for most motorists using the old Pacific Highway, now renamed to Hinterland Way.
It is therefore a great surprise to learn that there is a small group of people that intend to lobby for another drastically reduced speed limit and thereby inconvenience the greater majority of the today’s users.
In the near future RMS will hand over the responsibility of the Highway to Byron and/or Ballina councils as applicable and it appears that lobbying will then take place to further drastically reduce speed limits.
I am suggesting that the group of people, intending to lobby for reduced speed, identify themselves and explain openly the reasons behind their intent, in order to gain support by the many Highway users.
It appears to me that there is no current valid reason for change of the present speed limits.