Following the coming closure of the Eyre Peninsula railway line, SA police will be hosting two community forums to discuss road safety and heavy vehicles in the region.
The Police and Community Engagement forums will focus on providing advice and information to all road users, including heavy vehicle operators, their obligations, responsibilities and the law
The officer in charge of the Eyre and Western Local Service Area, Superintendent Paul Bahr, says police are aware the closure has created a heightened level of concern within the community.
“As this rail service has transported a significant amount of grain from regional silos in the area to the terminal at Port Lincoln for sea transport, there is expected to be an increase in heavy vehicle movements in the region.
Superintendent Bahr said “I would like to invite all community members to attend these important meetings and talk directly with the police managers in your local area.”
“These forums will be about ensuring all road users understand their responsibilities and the need to drive with care.
“Police will be working with the heavy vehicle industry to ensure their safety as much as other road users.
In addition to the physical meetings, SA Police will also provide an online forum on Facebook at 7 pm on Monday 27 May.
To participate in the online forum, interested parties will simply need to have an active Facebook account and go to the Police Facebook site ‘South Australia Police’ at 7 pm on Monday 27 May.
The community forums will be on Monday 27th May, at 7 pm at the Port Lincoln RSL Hall, 14 Hallett Place, Port Lincoln.
And on Tuesday 28 May, at 7 pm at the Cummins Bowling Club, 60 Bruce Terrace, Cummins.