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Near head-on south of Moruya highlights the risks of the Princes Highway


The South Coast community is getting behind the Fairfax "Fix It Now" campaign and the newly launched TeenSafe Moruya campaign of "fix the bloody highway" The Federal Government announced yesterday they it was allocating $1.2m to provide a solution to the Tuross Head intersection with the Princes Highway where there has been a string of near fatal collisions. This intersection is like many up and down the coast that are in need of review. The community are calling for the State Government and the Federal Government to commit to funding safety solutions to the Princes Highway from Sydney to Victorian border. While the "Fix it Now" campaign builds political momentum in the north with Liberal Member for South Coast, the Hon. Shelley Hancock, MP addressing Parliament (below) the momentum needs to be carried further south into the Bega Electorate.


Liberal Member for South Coast, the Hon. Shelley Hancock, MP addressing Parliament Video Source (republished under Fair Dealing)

While there has been considerable work done to our roads over recent years in the Eurobodalla such as the Dignams Creek bridge (still under construction), Tilba Victoria Creek upgrade, the Broulee turnoff and layby project, at Dalmeny separation and more recently the separation of lanes south of Bodalla there is still a long way to go. But where do you stop? All the money in the world doesn't fix stupid. Do we need to separate all traffic the whole length? The Antenna Guy, Neale Oxley drives the highway every day and provides an example of just one of the many near misses that go unreported each and every day. This incident will however be reported.


Imagine driving south from Moruya and then having nano seconds to deal with this


Photo and video by Neale Oxley


Above: a banner from the TeenSafe campaign that is building momentum in the Eurobodalla

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