Call for big load review
AS oversized trucks snake their way across the electorate, Federal LNP Member for Maranoa Bruce Scott has called for a review of regulations to ensure motorist safety.
"A bit of old rag dangling off the end dozer's thick metal blade is not a suitable warning to other motorists - especially if your windscreen is coated in dead bugs, if you're driving into the sun or travelling at night," Mr Scott said.
In general, the bigger the vehicle and its load, the more pilot or escort vehicles it has - a mentality Mr Scott said was a dangerous inadequacy.
"Our highways are getting busier and busier and this inadequacy is an accident waiting to happen," he said.
Mr Scott said his recent drive along the highway was the catalyst for his wide load safety campaign.
"The pilot cars were all there lighting the way, but that wasn't the issue," he said.
"I have written a letter to the state transport minister seeking a review on wide load viability based on width, so the load's extremities can be clearly seen by road users."