COURTESY SPEED DISPLAY SIGN
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.