New 40km/h speed zones in Canley Heights
Published Wednesday, 6th January 2016
Fairfield City Council and Roads and Maritime Services are introducing 40km/h speed limits on some roads that have a high number of pedestrians.
These will be clearly signposted.
Roads and Maritime and Council are jointly funding this road safety initiative.
Why a lower speed limit?
Lower vehicle speeds result in fewer pedestrian injuries and deaths. If a vehicle travelling at 50km/h hits a pedestrian, it is twice as likely to kill the pedestrian than if it was travelling at 40km/h.
Driving at lower speeds improves a driver’s ability to stop and avoid hitting a pedestrian, and if pedestrian crashes do occur they are less severe, especially for children and elderly pedestrians.
Where does the new speed limit apply?
The 40km/h speed limit will be signposted on sections of the following roads in Canley Heights Town Centre where there is
high pedestrian activity and significant traffic volumes: Canley Vale Road, Derby Street, Peel Street, Ascot Street.
The 40km/h speed limit is enforceable and normal enforcement procedures will apply.
So when you drive through Canley Heights Town Centre look out for the new 40km/h speed limit signs.
Please drive at 40km/h and help improve local road safety.