Safety improved along Balmoral Road at Burrill Lake

20 September 2018

Safety will be improved on Balmoral Road at Burrill Lake from this Friday with the speed limit reduced from 50 km/h to 40 km/h.

Member for South Coast Shelley Hancock said a review of the speed limit along Balmoral Road was carried out in response to the increased pedestrian activity in the local area.

“The review assessed a number of factors including roadside development, traffic patterns, pedestrian activity and road usage,” Mrs Hancock said.

“The existing 50 km/h speed limit will be reduced to 40 km/h from tomorrow, 21 September to create a safer road environment for the community, including pedestrians, cyclists and children.

“Motorists are reminded to look out for the new signs along Balmoral Road and drive at the lower speed.
“This is just one of many measures the NSW Government has introduced recently to improve the safety of all road users across the state and right here on the South Coast.

“Not only is the NSW Government investing $1.5 billion in the Princes Highway for major infrastructure projects and safety upgrades, $4 million to improve local road safety and $10 million for the installation of safety infrastructure such as pedestrian crossings and flashing lights at South Coast schools, but we have also introduced new road rules that will keep everyone safer.

“Motorists are now required to reduce their speed to 40 km/h when passing emergency service vehicles on the side of the road, children under 16 years of age are now permitted to ride their bikes on the footpath, and demerit points have increased for mobile phone use while driving in addition to the use of camera detection technology to catch those using their phones illegally.

“It’s about taking a holistic approach to reduce the road toll in any way we can.

“We’re building, upgrading, deterring, penalizing and educating to prevent any further loss of life on our roads,” Mrs Hancock said.

Members of the community can sign up at the Safer Roads NSW website to receive updates about changes to permanent speed limits in their nominated area and have their say on speed limits.

Motorists are reminded the new 40 km/h speed limit is legally enforceable.

For more information visit www.saferroadsnsw.com.au.

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