COUNCIL ROUNDS | Councillor wants to keep warning signs

Cr NATHAN HAGARTY:
Cr NATHAN HAGARTY: "The proposed removal of road-safety warning signs for cameras makes no sense and is simply trading off road safety for revenue-raising."

The NSW State Government's earmarked removal of speed and red-light safety camera warning signs was panned last month by the passing of a motion by Liverpool Council.

The motion, moved by Councillor Nathan Hagarty, means the council will put up its own replacement signs throughout the local area if the NSW Government moves ahead and removes current warning signs.

"The NSW Government is making no sense," he said.

"These cameras are put in locations known to be trouble spots for serious accidents.

"People slow down when they see the signs which means these spots become safer.

"Removing the signs will simply make these blackspots more dangerous again.

"The proposed removal of road-safety warning signs for cameras makes no sense and is simply trading off road safety for revenue-raising.

"I was pleased to see two of the Government's own party members vote for this commonsense.

"I thank both Liberal councillors for their support of this important motion and ensuring Liverpool roads remain safe should their party move ahead with removing these signs.

"I can tell you now that if the NSW Government does remove signs in the Liverpool area, I'll be out there doing the bolts up on the very first council sign.

"I care about the people of Liverpool - their road safety and protecting them against blatant revenue-raising."

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