Murrindindi Shire Council is asking everyone to think about the safety of workers on our roads as Council enters its busiest period for roadworks and construction.
Infrastructure and Waste Portfolio Councillor, Eric Lording said it was important that drivers respect changed traffic conditions when works are underway.
“Everyone is keen to see maintenance and improvement work happening on our roads. This improves our ability to travel safely around our Shire.
“We know roadworks and delays when you are trying to get somewhere can be annoying. Our priority is to make our roads safer for everyone by ensuring our roads are well-maintained.
“It is also important that we all recognise that the safety of road crew while undertaking those works is critical.
“There is some pretty worrying data from the Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety in Queensland which suggests that at least 50 deaths and 750 injuries occur to workers and the public in road worksite crashes in Australia every year.
“We need to ensure our roadworks crew, local community members themselves, get to go home safely to their families at night. I think everyone would agree that a few minutes’ delay on the roads is a small price to pay for this,”
“So please, next time you encounter Council or VicRoads workers or roadworks contractors on our roads, I’d ask you to exercise patience and follow the altered traffic and speed conditions.
“Their families will thank you for it, ” added Cr Lording.