CHRISTINE Cantrill knows what it is like to receive a phone call early in the morning saying her son has been in a car accident.
She doesn’t want any parent to go through that pain so she is on a crusade to fix the region’s roads.
Mrs Cantrill’s son may never fully recover from the crash that occurred on the corner of Lake Canobolas Road and Cargo Road.
Residents are calling for the speed limit on Lake Canobolas Road to be reduced to 60 km/h. The speed limit is 80km/h, a reduction from 100km/h about five years ago.
“Every bend on that road is blind,” she said.
“When a semi-trailer comes through, your heart is in your mouth.”
Nearby resident Guy Gaeta travels on the road daily and says there is not enough room for a prime mover and a car to pass.
He said the location of nearby orchards and a processing factory meant large trucks used the road daily.
“The distributor road is 70 [km/h] and it is a much wider road,” he said.
“Eighty [km/h] is too quick to take evasive action when a truck is coming. A car has to drive on the grass.”
Resident Borry Gartrell said he wanted to see a centre line painted on the road, however, Mr Gaeta said it was too narrow for a centre line.
“Every Sunday there are heaps of people on the road, on bikes and joggers, and it’s an accident waiting to happen,” Mr Gartrell said.
“An accident that is going to be between a truck and a cyclist.”
Residents are concerned there are no plans to improve Lake Canobolas Road.
The Central Western Daily contacted Roads and Maritime Services and is expecting a response today.