Clive speed limit cut
Motorists have been forced to slow down on Clive Street with the speed limit officially reduced to 40km/h.
It comes after a meeting held earlier this year between local police, the Shire of Katanning and the RoadWise committee, where the idea was put forward to reduce speed along Clive Street to improve public safety.
The signs were installed on Wednesday, October 24.
A formal request was made by the Shire to Main Roads WA, with the support of local police and RoadWise, to request the limit be lowered.
Senior Sergeant Simon Underwood said there was high pedestrian usage in and around the business precinct on Clive Street.
“It had also been suggested by other community members using that area of Clive Street that the current speed limit did not deter early morning motorists from slowing down,” Sen. Sgt Underwood said. “Safety for pedestrians in and around the main business sector of Clive Street is always paramount.”
Shire of Katanning infrastructure development executive manager Paul Webb said it was considered important by Roadwise WA.
“Things like stop signs, give way signs and speed signs are regulatory in nature and are under the control of Main Roads WA,” he said,
“There have been community concerns about speeding vehicles through Clive Street, so the council made a decision to change the environment on Clive Street to slow vehicles down.”
Local furniture shop owner Bruce Kelly said he and many other business owners strongly supported the idea.
“I think it’s a great idea, and most shop owners along here would agree,” he said.
“We think they are going too fast down Clive Street — 40km/h is perfect.”