The breakdown lane on the Hume Highway where a young woman and a man who came to her aid were killed by a truck earlier this year is to be widened.
Ms Frazer’s father Peter has since campaigned for improved safety in breakdown lanes, and in May presented the government with a 23,000-strong petition calling for changes.
This afternoon roads minister Duncan Gay announced one of three lanes on the highway between Mittagong and Berrima would be closed to widen the breakdown lane.
The closure of the 1.5 kilometre climbing lane will enable the breakdown lane to be widened to three metres.
In addition, two breakdown bays at the start and end of the stretch of road would be reconfigured because they were ‘‘not in the state they should be’’.
The government will also investigate 900km of multi-lane highways which were found to have breakdown lanes less than the minimum 2.5 metres wide, with a view to fixing the most dangerous stretches.
The government will also beef up changes to road safety laws to require people to slow down when approaching a breakdown or accident.
‘‘We’ve put together a group of things ... they are important because we don’t need people to go through what Peter and the rest of the Frazer family have gone through,’’ Mr Gay told reporters in Sydney.
Mr Frazer said the package was ‘‘an excellent start’’.
‘‘I’m very happy with the current progress, but will we be stopping? No,’’ Mr Frazer said.
‘‘I have no expectation of everything being changed overnight, but we need to have a plan, it may be a five or 10-year plan, and we need to ensure rectification over that period of time.’’