COUR­TESY SPEED DIS­PLAY SIGN

Harvey-Waroona Reporter - - NEWS -

Road­Wise is the Western Aus­tralian Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment As­so­ci­a­tion’s (WALGA) Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment and com­mu­nity road safety pro­gram and has been in op­er­a­tion since 1994. Road­Wise aims to con­trib­ute to the long term vi­sion of the Road Safety Coun­cil in elim­i­nat­ing road crashes as a ma­jor cause of pre­ma­ture death and in­jury, by in­creas­ing com­mu­nity sup­port, part­ner­ships and par­tic­i­pa­tion in the im­ple­men­ta­tion of To­wards Zero, WA’s road safety strat­egy 2008-2020. WALGA’s Road­Wise has pur­chased a set of COUR­TESY SPEED DIS­PLAY SIGNS (CSDS) for Lo­cal Gov­ern­ments to bor­row to sup­port lo­cal ‘safe speed’ and/or ‘safe road use’ ac­tiv­i­ties. They provided the Shire of Har­vey with CSDS for Oc­to­ber/Novem­ber 2018, which are cur­rently be­ing tri­aled on Uduc Road in Har­vey on the ap­proach to the town­site where the speed changes from 90kph to 60kph. Other lo­ca­tions for the trial are also cur­rently be­ing con­sid­ered. The CSDS are de­signed to de­tect and show the speed of an ap­proach­ing ve­hi­cle to­gether with a pre-pro­grammed mes­sage that is dis­played to the driver of the ve­hi­cle (e.g. the cur­rent speed in kph of the ve­hi­cle with a mes­sage such as “too fast, slow down” or a sym­bol such as a smi­ley face). The speed data will be col­lected, recorded and down­loaded for anal­y­sis.

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