Change the 1.2km long 80Km/H Section of Tiger Brennan around Berrimah Rd Back To 100Km/H
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On Saturday 25/05/19 Road Report NT informed the Northern Territory public that a 1.2 km section of road along Tiger Brennan Road, passing through the Berrimah Road Intersection, had changed speed limit from 100km/ph to 80km/ph. This decision was made apparently under the recommendation of the coroner following a car accident which occurred several years ago.
The fact is, this is a fairly new highway. The road was constructed to improve transit times from Palmerston and Rural Areas into Darwin City. This change in speed limits has caused significant delays in travel time into the city. I have also seen already that it has had a negative impact on traffic, with more cars banked up at the intersection. It is also encouraging dangerous driving due to driver frustration as 80km/ph is a ridiculous speed to be travelling on multi-lane roads that have been designed for 100km/ph speeds.
80km/ph is too slow for this section of road. The 1.2 kilometre stretch is also excessive and completely unnecessary, there are NO intersections other than the Berrimah Rd intersection along this stretch and visibility is generally very good. Tiger Brennan is a multi-lane highway and can safely hold cars at 100km/ph as it has done for years. This is an example of short-sighted and poor planning by the NT Government. It makes absolutely no sense to lower the speed limit to 80km/ph for this 1.2km stretch of road.
The speed limit which was recently changed to 80km/ph along a very long 1.2km stretch of road NEEDS to be changed back to 100km/ph for both safety and practicality. This poorly-made decision impacts all commuters who travel in and out of Darwin City using Tiger Brennan Drive.
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