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‘What a joke’: Fury over 20km/h speed limit for Aussie tourist road

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.

8em)–sm” type=”text” content=”brA social media storm has erupted after news the speed limit on a popular stretch of Victoria’s Great Ocean Road has been reduced from 80km/h to just 20km/h.” data-reactid=”15″>
A social media storm has erupted after news the speed limit on a popular stretch of Victoria’s Great Ocean Road has been reduced from 80km/h to just 20km/h.

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8em)–sm” type=”text” content=”The go-slow near the popular tourist spot, the Twelve Apostles, will be temporarily enforced all February, due to an influx of tourists during Chinese New Year.” data-reactid=”16″>The go-slow near the popular tourist spot, the Twelve Apostles, will be temporarily enforced all February, due to an influx of tourists during Chinese New Year.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.

8em)–sm” type=”text” content=”Newly-erected a href=https://au.news.

yahoo.com/fed-locals-forced-put-road-signs-chinese-054629990.

htmlwarning signs in Mandarin also remind foreign motorists/a not to drive on the wrong side of the road.” data-reactid=”17″>Newly-erected warning signs in Mandarin also remind foreign motorists not to drive on the wrong side of the road.

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8em)–sm” type=”text” content=”Sections of the Great Ocean Road in both directions of the Twelve Apostles visitor centre near Port Campbell have been temporarily reduced to 20km/h in a bid to reduce road incidents along the popular motorway.” data-reactid=”38″>Sections of the Great Ocean Road in both directions of the Twelve Apostles visitor centre near Port Campbell have been temporarily reduced to 20km/h in a bid to reduce road incidents along the popular motorway.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.

8em)–sm” type=”text” content=”A speed limit of 60km/h is also in place at Memorial Arch west of the visitor’s centre – a popular spot for visitors to stop and take photos every day. The speed limit is also reduced to the east of the visitor’s centre from the underpass.

” data-reactid=”39″>A speed limit of 60km/h is also in place at Memorial Arch west of the visitor’s centre – a popular spot for visitors to stop and take photos every day. The speed limit is also reduced to the east of the visitor’s centre from the underpass.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.

8em)–sm” type=”text” content=”The changes came after fed-up locals were forced to put up road signs in Mandarin to warn tourists of the notoriously-dangerous stretches along the Great Ocean Road.” data-reactid=”40″>The changes came after fed-up locals were forced to put up road signs in Mandarin to warn tourists of the notoriously-dangerous stretches along the Great Ocean Road.

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info/wp-content/plugins/OxaRss/images/49653435847cbaa004c4a0eb4f2766bf_d18b5839453f55c42c66ea809e185345″ />More than 100 multilingual signs in place<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.

8em)–sm” type=”text” content=”VicRoads and Parks Victoria installed more than 100 multilingual signs including “drive on left” messages along the Great Ocean Road over the summer to remind foreign motorists to drive on the correct side of the road.” data-reactid=”62″>VicRoads and Parks Victoria installed more than 100 multilingual signs including “drive on left” messages along the Great Ocean Road over the summer to remind foreign motorists to drive on the correct side of the road.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.

8em)–sm” type=”text” content=”“No one wants to go on a holiday and end up in hospital or have a family member end up dead,” Sen-Sgt Asenjo told the Sunday Herald Sun.” data-reactid=”63″>“No one wants to go on a holiday and end up in hospital or have a family member end up dead,” Sen-Sgt Asenjo told the Sunday Herald Sun.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.

8em)–sm” type=”text” content=”“It you come off a regional road at high speed, there are good chances you are going to suffer some sort of trauma.”” data-reactid=”64″>“It you come off a regional road at high speed, there are good chances you are going to suffer some sort of trauma.

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info/wp-content/plugins/OxaRss/images/49653435847cbaa004c4a0eb4f2766bf_768966c91b845fc37d6878d9ec53fdf8″ />Go-slow ‘makes sense’<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.

8em)–sm” type=”text” content=”One person on the a href=https://www.facebook.

com/7NewsMelbourne/videos/331478527471534/?permPage=1 target=_blank rel=nofollow noopener7News Melbourne Facebook page/a called the temporary go-slow “spanstupidly absurd” and suggested 50 km/h was a more appropriate speed. ;/span” data-reactid=”86″>One person on the 7News Melbourne Facebook page called the temporary go-slow “stupidly absurd” and suggested 50 km/h was a more appropriate speed.

 

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.

8em)–sm” type=”text” content=”A few others agreed, commenting: “spanWhat a joke!”/span” data-reactid=”87″>A few others agreed, commenting: “What a joke!”

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.

8em)–sm” type=”text” content=”However locals supported the move.” data-reactid=”88″>However locals supported the move.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.

8em)–sm” type=”text” content=”“spanAll these people whinging about it! Try living in the area, it’s like playing Russian roulette driving everyday. And it’s only for a couple of klm.

/spanspan;get over it!” one wrote./span” data-reactid=”89″>“All these people whinging about it! Try living in the area, it’s like playing Russian roulette driving everyday.

And it’s only for a couple of klm. get over it!” one wrote.

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8em)–sm” type=”text” content=”Another added: “spanI guess that makes sense because they will slow down to take pictures and hold up following traffic. /span” data-reactid=”110″>Another added: “I guess that makes sense because they will slow down to take pictures and hold up following traffic.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.

8em)–sm” type=”text” content=”span“I think it’s safer for locals to know they are dropping the speed so they don’t come around a corner @ 80kmh and hit a corsage of cars slowing down to take photos or videos of the landscape, sunsets and the likes.”/span” data-reactid=”111″>“I think it’s safer for locals to know they are dropping the speed so they don’t come around a corner @ 80kmh and hit a corsage of cars slowing down to take photos or videos of the landscape, sunsets and the likes.

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