Review suggests changes to Victoria’s speed limits
A review of Victoria’s speed limits has recommended 12 major outcomes that will hopefully make the southern state’s speed limits Smarter, Simpler and Easier to Follow.
The 12 major outcomes were developed from a 12 month review by VicRoads which considered more than 610 submissions from community groups, schools, road safety advocacy groups, lobbyists, the general public and other interested groups across the state. The outcomes include: Changes to speed zones identified by the community; Removal of 80km/h buffer zones to be replaced with “60 Ahead” signs on approaches to rural towns; Review of both the 70 and 90 km/h speed limits; A reduction in sign clutter; Removal of “End Limit” signage and its replacement with regulatory speed limit signage; and the development of awareness campaigns to help Victorian understand how and why speed limits are set. The outcomes are to be introduced over a four year period commencing in the 2012/13 financial year.