Shire calls for speed limit signs

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New speed-limit signs are set to be in­stalled on two Derby roads af­ters years of lob­by­ing by res­i­dents.

The Shire of Derby-West Kim­ber­ley will re­quest that Main Roads WA set the limit to 60km/h on Len­nard Road and Wind­jana Road in the Ham­let Grove sub­di­vi­sion, 10km from cen­tral Derby.

Ac­cord­ing to Shire doc­u­ments, sev­eral com­plaints have been re­ceived from res­i­dents about ve­hi­cles trav­el­ling at ex­ces­sive speeds, as there have been no signs in the area.

The Shire said there was con­fu­sion among var­i­ous agen­cies over the max­i­mum speed, “even though the cur­rent law states that if an area does not have a posted speed limit, the de­fault is 50km/h”.

Although MRWA rec­om­mended that the limit be set to 70km/h, the Shire said 60km/h was ac­cept­able to ap­pease con­cerned res­i­dents.

“It is felt that the 60km/h speed limit would give the best out­come for the res­i­dents and pro­duce some con­sis­tency within the sub­di­vi­sion,” the Shire said.

“It will also en­able the po­lice to en­force the speed lim­its in the area, which will hope­fully cre­ate a safer en­vi­ron­ment.”

It is un­der­stood MRWA will re­view the re­quest from the Shire be­fore the signs will be of­fi­cially im­ple­mented.

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