140kph call is dangerous

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A CALL for the Hume Freeway’s speed limit to be increased from its current 110kph maximum to that of 140kph is gaining little traction.

Wodonga City councillor and Liberal Democrats party member Tim Quilty last week called for a 140kph speed limit to be applied to the entire length of the freeway, arguing that safety features on modern day vehicles, time saved by travellers, and success of European autobahns show a faster speed to be safe.

But Roadsafe North East executive officer John Weinert strongly disagrees, telling the Wangaratta Chronicle on Friday that a 140kph speed limit would be dangerous and increase the risk of injuries and death.

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