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Another car rolls over on Coolamon Scenic Drive

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Traffic at a standstill on Coolamon Scenic Drive as police and emergency services attended to a vehicle that had rolled over off the road. Photo supplied.

Locals have reported to Echonetdaily another rollover today (Thursday, 14 September) on Coolamon Scenic Drive, Montecollum at about 12.45pm.

Police have confirmed that they attended the accident site and that there were no injuries as a result of the accident.

However, the incident has left locals once again calling for action on the safety of the road not to be delayed and that the recommended ‘intolerable risks’ identified by the RMS in 2017 on the tourist route be addressed immediately.

This situation and delay to road safety audit actions is totally unacceptable and someone needs to be held accountable,’ one resident told Echonetdaily.

‘The required actions need to be addressed now not in the 2019/20 financial budgets.’

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  1. The road is fine, it’s just some people can’t drive properly and maybe they were distracted by their phone as is often the case. What next, a 60 kph limit.
    Can’t Australia have compulsory driver training with approved driving instructors as in many other countries and at least everyone would be trained to the same standard and everyone would know the basics like who gives way to who etc.
    You only have to notice how many sections of rope barrier are damaged alongside the Pacific motorway on straight sections to realise that many people are either bad drivers or quite likely texting someone.


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