TRAGIC: The scene at the fatal crash on the Pacific Hwy at Tyndale on the weekend. Photo: Frank Redward
TRAGIC: The scene at the fatal crash on the Pacific Hwy at Tyndale on the weekend. Photo: Frank Redward

Tyndale tragedy sparks support

TYNDALE Roadhouse owner Bev Traynor's fight to have the speed limit on the Pacific Hwy at Tyndale reduced to 80kmh has attracted the support of Member for Clarence Chris Gulaptis.

A regular traveller on that stretch of the notorious highway, Mr Gulaptis said he knew first-hand the concerns of motorists and residents.

"I advised (Mrs Traynor) that I will give her and the Tyndale community all the support that I can to have the traffic speed through Tyndale reduced to help save lives," Mr Gulaptis said.

"I have already discussed a speed review of this section of the Pacific Hwy with the local manager of the RMS and will take it the Minister if necessary."

Clarence Valley Mayor Richie Williamson also expressed concerns about the deadly stretch of road but said he had full faith the RMS would carry out another review after a fatal accident at the spot on the weekend.

"I think it's timely that after every tragic event that those new facts are brought into the mix," Cr Williamson said.

"I would urge RMS to carry out an urgent review of that section of the road to make sure the speed is appropriate and also to see if any safety measures can be deployed to ensure maximum safety."



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