Labor in a jam over Clipsal traffic

The State Liberals have called for a greater use of traffic police to assist with traffic flows at peak commuter times during the busy Clipsal event period.

“Many commuters patiently put up with traffic congestion and blocked intersections during Clipsal,” said Shadow Transport Minister David Pisoni.

“During other major sporting events at Adelaide Oval, the City to Bay run or even the Christmas Pageant, drivers benefit from the calming influence and direction skills of traffic police.

“Why can’t we use traffic police in a more visible traffic direction role during Mad March?

“There is no doubt our police do a fantastic job in this role and frustrated drivers would welcome their more visible presence in a good old fashioned traffic direction role, particularly at clogged and busy major intersections.

“The State Liberals have committed to forming a Festival Transport Plan to relieve traffic gridlock during major events if elected.

“A greater use of police in their traditional traffic control role will be a part of that strategy, along with better management of roadworks during Clipsal – something Labor has consistently failed to do.

“The Weatherill Labor Government have simply expected people to accept traffic delays during our important state sporting and cultural events.

“The State Liberals are offering common sense solutions.”