Your choice of speed can affect others as well as yourself.
Speed is the second biggest contributing factor to crashes within Strathfield LGA. Six per cent of all crashes were speed related. As such it is a priority of Council that drivers respect the posted speed limits and thus respect the safety of the local traffic environment. Our "Please Slow Down" campaign aims to:
- Raise driver awareness regarding the speed at which they travel within Strathfield
- Reduce the speed at which vehicles travel through Strathfield
- Reduce the number of speed related crashes in Strathfield
Council uses a variable message sign (VMS) to inform and remind drivers of the posted speed limit on local roads. The streets targeted are a result of residents’ complaints or comments, police advice, or stretches of long straight roads. Areas that report high speeds may be further investigated with the use of speed counters.
Working Towards Zero
Using the Safe System approach, the NSW Centre for Road Safety has developed practical solutions to reduce death and serious injuries on our roads. The approach aims for zero tolerance – no death or serious injury on our road network is acceptable.