RMS move comes as funeral service is held for police officer who died following head-on crash

Wire rope barriers will be tested on Heathcote Road following the accident which claimed the life of police officer Timothy Proctor.

RMS says it will test wire barriers on Heathcote Road. Picture: John Veage

RMS says it will test wire barriers on Heathcote Road. Picture: John Veage

Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) revealed the move following community calls for the safety improvement on the dangerous, 24 kilometre road.

A funeral service will be held at Liverpool today (Monday) for Constable Proctor, who died in hospital after the crash on January 31, caused by a vehicle crossing the road and hitting his car head-on.

Constable Timothy Proctor will be farewelled on Monday.

Constable Timothy Proctor will be farewelled on Monday.

The service at All Saints Catholic Church and followed by a procession that will include motorcycles, mounted police, uniformed marching contingent, banner party, bearer party and marching band.

Following the accident, a RMS spokeswoman said “further investigations” were underway between The Avenue at Voyager Point and New Illawarra Road, Lucas Heights, including safety and speed zone reviews”.

In response to follow-up questions, RMS said, “The NSW Government is working to improve safety along the entire stretch of Heathcote Road and options being tested are a speed limit review, wire rope barriers as well as audio tactile markings which vibrate to alert motorists when they’re outside their lane between MacArthur Drive at Holsworthy and Princes Highway at Engadine.”

Sutherland Shire road safety advocate Mark Arena said he wrote to Roads Minister Pavey and  the Federal Inquiry Into Road Safety in 2018, urging the speed limit be reduced from 100km/h to 80km/h on the 7km stretch between the existing 80km/h zones at either end.

Mr Arena said he also requested the urgent installation of median line concrete barriers to stop,any chance of further head-on collisions.

He said he received no response.