Member for Baulkham Hills, David Elliott, and Member for Castle Hill, Dominic Perrottet, today welcomed the completion of speed limit reviews on the top 100 corridors as part of the NSW Government’s audit of speed zones.
“In the Baulkham Hills and Castle Hill electorates, five roads were reviewed, as nominated by the community,” Mr Elliott said.
“The audit aimed to strike a balance between the right speed zone for the road conditions and uniform speed changes. The results of the reviews helped determine if a change to the speed limit was needed.
“In our area, the reviews have determined a change on two roads, Windsor Road and the M2, with both being recommended for speed limit increases.” Mr Elliott said.
The changes rationalise speed limits meaning there are now fewer speed limit changes, making it safer for drivers as they will now be able to concentrate on the road, not spend their time looking at speed signs.
“This is another way we are looking to remove frustration for motorists. This is not about whether speed limits will be increased or decreased, this is about ensuring that safety of road users is paramount,” Mr Perrottet said.
“The reviews were carried out in accordance with the revised NSW speed zoning guidelines and assessed a number of factors including road environment, traffic characteristics and crash profiles.
“I encourage the community to continue visiting the Safer Roads NSW website to provide comments and feedback for future speed limit reviews.
“Since the website launch more than 32,000 people have visited the site and more than 3,100 people have made a submission.
“The website also now offers an email update service which people can sign up for updates about upcoming changes to permanent speed limits in their nominated area.
“Almost 1000 people have signed up to receive the email updates,” Mr Elliott and Mr Perrottet said.
A list detailing the outcomes of the reviews is now available online.
Feedback can be provided at www.rms.nsw.gov.au, click on the Roads tab and follow the Safer Roads NSW website link.