New signs set to encourage lower travel speeds

 

Shire of Mundaring is set to trial a new initiative to create a safer environment for all road users by installing courtesy speed display signs on Thomas Road, Glen Forrest during August.

Excess speed has been a concern for residents on Thomas Road for some time. The courtesy speed display signs, on loan from WALGA's RoadWise, is the first site in the Shire to be trialled. If successful it may become an ongoing road safety tool for the Shire to use 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 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 of 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.

Find out more about the courtesy speed display signs and other local road safety initiatives by visiting www.mundaring.wa.gov.au


4/08/2017
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