COUNCILS across the south-west will be provided with new speed limit signs to improve safety on roads approaching level crossings.
Victorian Minister for Roads Terry Mulder said yesterday the Victorian Road Safety Committee’s inquiry into safety at level crossings recommended that speed limits leading up to rail crossings be reduced from 100 km/h to a maximum of 80 km/h.
“I am proud to say that within the next few months, all Victorian councils will receive the reduced speed limit signs to make more than 170 regional level crossings considerably safer for all drivers,” Mr Mulder said.
“In 2008 the former Labor government reduced the speed limit at level crossings on all high speed roads under the control of VicRoads to 80 km/h, but local government roads were not covered.
“Local government will now receive funding to reduce the speed limit on local roads that are sealed and currently have a speed limit of 100 km/h.”