City of Stirling Facilitates Lower Speed Limits in High Pedestrian Area

Posted on: Monday, 29 January 2018 at 12:00:00 AM

City of Stirling Facilitates Lower Speed Limits in High Pedestrian Area

The speed limit along Main Street, Osborne Park, in the City of Stirling has been reduced, helping provide a safer environment for pedestrians visiting the area.

Electronic signs have been installed to reduce the speed limit in the area to 40km/h during peak times. The signs have been in place since October 2017, with the trial intended to be run for two years.

The precinct consists of shops, cafes, bars and eateries, making it a high use pedestrian area.

The stopping distance of a vehicle is dependent on the speed and the environment. It takes longer for a vehicle to stop the faster it is travelling. If a car is travelling at 60km/h, it will take 45m before the car comes to a stop. With a reduced speed of 40km/h, the stopping distance is almost halved at 26m.[1]

Signs_Main_Street_-_December_2017

Pictured above: Main Street in Osborne Park is now a 40km/h zone during peak times.

Find out more about road safety activities and initiatives in the City of Stirling by visiting the City's website at
https://www.stirling.wa.gov.au/Services/Health-and-safety/Road%20safety
 


[1] Government of Western Australia. Road Safety Commission, https://www.rsc.wa.gov.au/Your-Safety/Safety-Topics/Speeding, 12 December 2017. 

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