Fast to act on speed

Hills Gazette - - NEWS -

DRIV­ERS will be re­minded to slow down in Glen For­rest on a road res­i­dents say speed­ers use to avoid the Great Eastern High­way.

Mundaring Shire is tri­alling speed dis­play signs in Thomas Road through­out Au­gust.

The signs on loan from WALGA’s Road­Wise are likely to be used in the Shire as an on­go­ing safety tool to en­cour­age driv­ers to slow down on roads where speed­ing is of con­cern to res­i­dents.

Shire Pres­i­dent David Lavell said speed aware­ness was crit­i­cal to re­duc­ing the num­ber of crashes across the Shire.

He said the signs sup­ported other re­cent safety im­prove­ments to seal the gravel shoul­ders and in­stall a foot­path in Thomas Road.

The in­tro­duc­tion of speed signs comes af­ter a Glen For­rest res­i­dent con­tacted the Gazette in June to raise aware­ness of the fre­quency of ac­ci­dents in the road.

A Main Roads spokes­woman said five crashes were re­ported on Thomas Road to the end of De­cem­ber 2016.

A new speed sign in Thomas Road.

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