Courtesy Speed Display Signs Encourage Drivers to Slow Down in Mundaring

Posted on: Tuesday, 26 September 2017 at 12:00:00 AM

Excess speed has been a concern for residents on Thomas Road for some time.

On loan from WALGA's RoadWise, the courtesy speed display signs are being trialled by the Shire. If effective, the Shire may consider using the same technology as part of an ongoing road safety activity to encourage lower speeds in streets where speeding is of concern to residents.

By detecting the speed of approaching vehicles, and displaying the speed and/or a message as feedback to the driver if they need to change their driving behaviour (using a 'thank you' or 'slow down' message), the courtesy speed display signs serve as an immediate reminder for drivers to slow down.

Mundaring Council Shire President David Lavell said reducing travel speeds along roads was vital in order to help make the road safer for all road users and reduce the impact of, and number of crashes within the Shire.

"The deployment of the courtesy speed display signs on Thomas Road supports the Shire's other recent safety improvements, including sealing the road shoulders and installing a footpath on this road," Cr Lavell said.

"Through this initiative, we are showing our commitment to road safety; I urge drivers in our Shire to be part of the solution. Be aware of your own speed when travelling on our roads," Cr Lavell said.

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Pictured above: The courtesy speed display signs in action on Thomas Road, Glen Forrest.

To find out more about the CSDS, including how your Local Government can register to use the signs as part of local safe speed activities, visit the RoadWise website at www.roadwise.asn.au/courtesy-speed-display-signs.aspx.

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