New safe speeds project to help prevent death and serious injury on Halls Creek roads

Posted on: Tuesday, 22 August 2017 at 12:00:00 AM

New safe speeds project to help prevent death and serious injury on Halls Creek roads

The Shire of Halls Creek will target local travel speeds as part of a year-long project launched on 16 August.

The Shire of Halls Creek’s Safe Speed Project aims to contribute to a reduction in death and serious injury on our roads by encouraging drivers to drive to the conditions and stick to posted speed limits every time they travel through the town.

This new initiative will involve local agencies working together to review speed data on local roads and promote the safe speed message throughout the community.

Halls Creek RoadWise Committee Chair, Cr Chris Loessl, encouraged the community to get behind this joint project and contribute to a positive outcome for the area.

”Speed limits are there for a reason, not to cause inconvenience or to catch you out. They are there to protect you and other road users.”

”We would like to involve the whole community in this project, so if you if you would like to find out more, please visit the Shire of Halls Creek offices or the police station,” Cr Loessl said.

The first stage of this project will involve installation of a road safety electronic message board at the police station, distribution of 'Please Slow Down Consider our Kids' wheelie bin stickers to every household, 'I slow down in Halls Creek' vehicle bumper stickers and a Safe Speed Pledge for locals to sign.

The Halls Creek Safe Speed Project is funded by a Government of Western Australia Road Safety Community Grant.

 Visit the Image Gallery to see photos from the project launch.

Halls Creek Safe Speed Pledge signing

Pictured above: First to sign the Safe Speed Pledge is Shire President, Cr Malcolm Edwards with Cr Chris Loessl, Chair of the Halls Creek RoadWise Committee. Have you signed the pledge yet?

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