New 80kmh signs on Sunshine Coast road cop belting
THE speed limit along Yandina-Coolum Rd has been reduced to a uniform 80kmh but not everyone is happy with the change.
Some of the new 80kmh signs which were installed along the road this month have been bent and smashed down.
The destruction has angered a local resident, who said the culprit or culprits were endangering lives.
"Obviously, some people like to speed or hoon through there and that was their way of showing their displeasure by pulling the signs out," he said.
The Maroochy River resident said some force would have been required to push or pull the signposts over and one of the signs had even been broken off.
Yandina-Coolum Rd had been limited to 100kmh for years but community concerns about safety heightened following several serious crashes.
A 26-year-old woman died in a collision on Yandina-Coolum Rd near River Rd in April last year, a 92-year-old woman was killed at the Valdora Rd intersection in August 2012, and a 46-year-old motorcyclist died when his bike hit a power pole in December 2008.
Main Roads responded by dropping the limit to 80kmh along the western half of the road and has recently rolled out the same reduction from about Collins Rd through to the Quanda Park industrial estate.
It is understood police have been enforcing the recently reduced limit.