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    Road speed limits may be lowered - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

    Road speed limits may be lowered
    The WA Road Safety Council wants speed limits in the city reduced to 30 or 40 kmph.

    The State Government is considering a proposal to lower the speed limit on city and country roads. The recommendations are contained in a discussion paper released today by WA's Road Safety Council.

    The paper recommends a re-zoning of the 60 kilometre an hour limit to 50, on all Perth roads, except in the CBD where a limit of 30 or 40 kilometres per hour has been suggested.

    In the country, the Road Safety Council has recommended a reduction in the general speed limit of 10 kilometres per hour.

    The plan is being circulated for debate, in the lead up to a new five year road safety strategy.
    As predicted, there is nothing (yet) on the ORS's website about it. Fkers.

    This nanny state shit is getting to be beyond a joke.

    EDIT: My mistake, there is something on their website, you just can't find it easily:

    CALL FOR COMMUNITY COMMENT ON ROAD SAFETY PLAN
    Western Australians have the opportunity to consider a 12-year package of actions that has the potential to halve the number of people killed and seriously injured on our roads, according to Road Safety Council Chair Grant Dorrington.
    “But without the community’s acceptance and support, no strategy can live up to its potential,” he said.
    The Road Safety Council has today released its Towards Zero – getting there together discussion paper for public comment, and is asking all Western Australians to read, consider and comment on recommendations that will inform the State’s road safety strategy from 2008-2020.
    The document brings together community views and expert recommendations on the best ways to cut the numbers of people being seriously injured and killed on WA roads.
    “The recommendations put forward in this paper could prevent more than 16,000 deaths and serious injuries over the life of the strategy,” Mr Dorrington said.
    “This translates into tens of thousands of people whose lives won’t be touched by the numbing grief of losing a loved one, or the physical pain or financial hardship that inevitably follows a serious crash.
    “However, these gains will not come cheaply. Experts from Monash University Road Accident Centre (MUARC) estimate that it will cost up to an extra $162 million a year to gain the highest reductions in road trauma outlined in the discussion document.
    “But that pales against the estimated 10 times that figure in annual savings to our health system and economy as a result of the potential reduction in death and injury.”
    The community views presented in Towards Zero – getting there together were gathered through an internet survey and 35 community and interest group forums held around the State. This made up Phase 1 of the widest road safety strategy consultation ever undertaken in Australia.
    MUARC’ strategy recommendations are modeled on WA crash and other data, and are based on the world’s-best Safe System approach to road safety: safe road user behaviour, safe roads, safe vehicles and safe travel speeds.
    “Many of the recommendations put forward by the experts are supported by the community’s views in this document even though the two were gathered independently of each other,” Mr Dorrington said.
    “But there are points of difference. This is why it is so important now that the community looks at both these perspectives together, and gives further input into what strategy elements the State should adopt.
    “We all share a responsibility to ensure the road system is as safe as possible.”
    The results from the Phase 2 consultation will be included in a report that will form the basis of the Road Safety Council’s strategy recommendation to Government early next year.
    * * *
    Community forums to discuss the paper will be held in each WA region between now and November. For a list of forum dates and registration details go to Office of Road Safety - Home
    The discussion paper can be viewed and commented on at Synovate Research Company
    The consultation period ends on November 30, 2007.
    Last edited by Scoundrel; 16-10-2007, 02:20 PM. Reason: Found more shit to post


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    So we end up spending even more time on the roads...

    joiz are they stupid or what.
    Feed 'em to the pigs, Errol....

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    • #3
      I wouldn't be surprised if this has come about because they've been catching people juuuuuust shy of reckless threshold and are getting frustrated.
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      • #4
        LOL 30kph.

        You know what people say when you have a genuine dislike on why things suck so much here in WA and they wouldnt need to ?.

        "If you dont like it, move".

        I wanna see what them idiots say now.

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        • #5
          There's going to need to be more buses running.
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          • #6
            This is the onyl coutnry in the world that is enforcing lower speed limits, this is mostly due to the poor roads and poor drivers. It's time to move me thinks.
            [Y]

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            • #7
              at 30k's it's not a move its a crawl
              Feed 'em to the pigs, Errol....

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              • #8
                In more recent news, Grant Dorrington is lobbying car manufacturers to produce cars with lower gear ratio's to suit the ever decreasing speed limits.

                I'm going to start cycling in the city...it'll be faster.
                Maybe thats the idea? discourage the use of vehicles.
                No amount of genius can overcome a preoccupation to detail.



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                • #9
                  What a crock. <instert customary dorro comment here>

                  Spend the money on driver education and actually teach people how to drive and handle their vehicles. Pehaps enforce power to weigth restrictions for P platers also. Fucking idiots.
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                  • #10
                    I'm sending 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th gear back to Kawasaki. It looks like I won't be needing them.

                    What is best in life? Troll the forums, see the threads derailed before you and hear the lamentations of the moderators.

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                    • #11
                      162 million a year

                      how about ... we provide a training area thats free to use ... a few areas for people to go so they can do wheelies etc ... some REAL driver training and education ... mmm nah fuck it ... lets spend it all on new cameras and signs
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Yorik View Post
                        This is the onyl coutnry in the world that is enforcing lower speed limits, this is mostly due to the poor roads and poor drivers. It's time to move me thinks.
                        See ya.

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                        • #13
                          MORE TRAINING, easy. Oh yeah, and improve the god damned roads. That is all

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                          • #14
                            Haa Haa what a joke... how do they expect someone to ride at that speed... they should just teach people how to drive better and actually use their mirrors and look out for other people on the road especially bikes

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Yorik View Post
                              This is the onyl coutnry in the world that is enforcing lower speed limits, this is mostly due to the poor roads and poor drivers. It's time to move me thinks.
                              Just a general question, where do all these bandwagon replies about poor roads come from ?. Ive been around the world , to a few places here and there over the years, and if were saying that we have poor roads here, we really dont know what a poor road is.

                              Poor roads, you guys havent been to Europe, or the USA yet, lived in NYC where you have to learn the potholes like you learn a racing line at a track.

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