Speed on Urban Roads


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Speed on Urban Roads

Speed dictates what happens when the vehicles we drive crash into other cars and into other vulnerable road users. The probability of a person walking, or cycling being seriously injured or killed increases rapidly with relatively small increases in speed. Alternatively, a reduction in vehicle speed from 50km/h to 30km/h can reduce the likelihood of a person walking being killed or seriously injured from 80% down to 10%.

For speed limits to be effective, they need to be underpinned by community support and understanding.

That’s why we want to hear from you.

Please take the time to complete the online survey before 27 September 2019.

Go to the online survey now

Safe speeds reduce the likelihood of a crash and the resulting trauma that goes with it.