Speed Zones audit website goes live

18 July 2011

The Roads and Traffic Authority is calling on the community to have their say about speed zones and speed limit signs across the state on the Roads and Traffic Authority’s new Safer Roads website.

A Roads and Traffic Authority spokesperson said the website to be launched tomorrow is part of the NSW Government’s audit of speed zones which started last month.

“The website will allow people to have their say about speed zones or speed limit signs,” the spokesperson said.

“The Roads and Traffic Authority wants to hear what people have to say and look into the areas where people have comments.

“The information collected will be used to help the Roads and Traffic Authority prioritise 100 corridors to be reviewed as part of the speed zone audit by March 2012.

“A number of stretches of road are already being reviewed.

“Speed zone reviews of a number of lengths of road, already identified as problematic, are being finalised and results will be available soon.

“All of the public’s submissions will be considered as part of the speed zone review process.”

The Roads and Traffic Authority expects there will be thousands of people interested in having a say and will focus on collecting data which identifies areas of most interest to the public.

The spokesperson said the audit is about striking a balance between the right speed zone for the road conditions and not having an excessive number of speed changes.

“Fewer changes in the speed limit will make it easier for motorists to stick to the speed limit,” the spokesperson said.

“In coming months the website will also offer an email alert to notify people about changes to speed limits in their area.”

Feedback can be provided by going to the Roads and Traffic Authority website and clicking on the Safer Roads NSW link.

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