Someone will get killed – Village needs speed cameras

Adrian Walsh and Amanda St Clair in Broadwater.

Susanna Freymark

Amanda St Clair wants cars and trucks to slow down going through the village of Broadwater.

Amanda lives on Baraang Drive with her partner and three weeks ago their dog was hit by a car.

She wants a speed camera installed in the village and has started an online petition for one.

“We are kept awake all night by trucks roaring past and it impacts our lives significantly,” Amanda said.

There are children who walk up this road every day to the Liberty Service Station and there are no footpaths, Amanda said.

“Our neighbour has stopped taking her baby for a walk as she has nearly been run over several times from behind as the trucks are so large and speed through.

“Someone will get killed, it’s just a matter of time.”

Chillie was killed on the busy road through Broadwater.

Cars and trucks are going at 100km in a 50km zone, Amanda said.

Amanda has contacted Richmond Valley Council, the police and has submitted several online requests for a mobile speed camera.

Here is the NSW Transport link to make a submission.

“The more nominations hopefully the more chance of them targeting this area,” she said.

“We need a 70km zone between the 100km-50km zones to allow drivers enough time to slow down,” Amanda said. 

“We need a speed camera that works for both north and southbound traffic erected at the southern end of town near the koala park.

“This will significantly reduce speeding and save lives.”

Woodburn and Wardell have speed cameras and Amanda is desperate for one in Broadwater.

Sign the petition at Slow down in Broadwater and request a speed camera for Broadwater here.

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