Speed limits: RACV members survey

The RACV published a speed limit survey in the August 1992 issue of the Royalauto magazine. About 7,200 replies were received. The main conclusions drawn from this survey were: Ninety-one percent of members support a 110 km/h speed limit on high standard rural freeways. Two out of three members believe gravel roads should have lower speed limits. Members were unsure about the speed limits on divided suburban roads, particularly the application of the 70 km/h and 80 km/h limits. Half the members opted for 80 km/h on Doncaster Road and South Road. However, on the Princes Highway at Oakleigh all members wanted the speed 80 km/h or more. Members want lower speed limits in residential areas. Seventy percent of all members wanted a lower limit of either 50 km/h or 40 km/h. Of these members, two out of three preferred 50 km/h and the remainder 40 km/h. Members want lower speed limits, generally 40 km/h, near schools at school crossing times, and in busy shopping centres. Although the majority of members wanted lower speed limits at school crossings during school hours, and in busy shopping centres, two out of three preferred that the speed limit should revert to the higher speed limit at other times. The results of the survey highlighted members' views of speed limits and these were found to be consistent with RACV views. RACV members have effectively endorsed the current position taken by the RACV on speed limits.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Royal Automobile Club of Victoria (RACV)

    Noble Park, Victoria   
  • Authors:
    • Williams, D J
  • Publication Date: 1992-11


  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 21p
  • Serial:
    • Issue Number: TS 92/3

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01434112
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 24 2012 6:03PM