Clive speed limit cut

Great Southern Herald - - News -

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.”

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