Residential street speed control by legislation - will it work?

The recently released report of the Inquiry into Speed Limits in Victoria recommended that: 1) the Minister for Transport amend the Road Safety (Traffic) Regulations to set the speed limit for residential streets at 40 km/h; 2) the Minister for Transport amend the Road Safety (Traffic) Regulations to enable local governments in conjunction with Vic Roads to nominate residential streets in which other speed limits will apply. Although the aim of reducing traffic speeds in residential streets is considered to be a worthwhile objective in terms of road safety and residential amenity, the recommendations raise the obvious question of "would such legislation result in the desired reduction in speeds?"

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 5p
  • Monograph Title: Australian Institute of Traffic Planning and Management Seminar, Friday, 3rd April, 1992, "40 kmh Speed Limit", ARRB, Victoria

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01432708
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 24 2012 5:10PM