New 40km/h speed zones in Canley Heights

Published Wednesday, 6th January 2016

Poster - 40km/h speed limits in Canley Heights

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.