City of Melville committed to reducing traffic speeds

Posted on: Thursday, 27 March 2014 at 12:00:00 AM

City of Melville Mayor Russell Aubrey with the SAM trailer


The City of Melville has launched a new program, the Speed Alert Mobile trailer (SAM) encouraging residents to get involved in addressing speeding in their local neighbourhoods.

City of Melville Mayor Russell Aubrey said SAM aims to promote safe and prudent driving by motorists travelling on neighbourhood streets, by educating them on the posted speed of the road and making them aware of their actual speed.

“The SAM trailer program takes an educational approach to raising motorists' awareness of their speed when travelling through a neighbourhood and has proven to be quite successful when placed in areas known for speeding,” he said.

“Every year, the City receives a large amount of enquiries from the community asking us to install stop signs, speed humps and other traffic calming measures to reduce speeding in their residential areas, which is obviously dangerous and is often viewed as destructive to a neighbourhood’s amenity.

“I remind everyone to stay safe, look out for SAM and become aware of your own speed when travelling on neighbourhood roads.”

For the safety and wellbeing of the community, the City of Melville is committed to reducing traffic speeds across its road network and where there has been anecdotal speeding evidence or identified hot spots of discourteous driving activity, the City will routinely schedule in the SAM trailer for that location.

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