Watch that speed and slow down
IF you hadn’t already noticed, new speed signs have been installed at all entrances to Mansfield.
The ‘gateway’ signs were installed by VicRoads some three weeks ago but in some instances are placed about 100 metres further out than the previous 50km/h signs.
Director safer roads of Regional Roads Victoria Scott Lawrence said it is hoped these signs catch drivers’ attention better.
“We’re installing these eye-catching speed signs at town entrances in the North East to improve safety for drivers, pedestrians and cyclists,” Mr Lawrence said.
“The signs aim to provide a visual reminder to drivers that they are entering a town and need to slow down to the posted speed limit.
“Community gateway treatments are already in use in New Zealand and have been shown to reduce crashes significantly, a result we hope to emulate here in Victoria.”
Mr Lawrence said the large eye-catching speed limit signage and unique road markings are being installed at town entrances throughout Victoria, including Mansfield, to increase safety by providing a visual reminder to drivers that they’re entering a town and to comply with the posted speed limit.
The works are part of an $8 million State Government investment to increase safety for regional Victorians, through the Towards Zero Action Plan.
“In some cases minor adjustments to speed zones have been required to ensure the signs are in the most practical location,” Mr Lawrence said.
The reduced speed limits came into effect the day the new signs were installed. wUP THEY GO: Large ‘gateway’ speed limit signs have been installed to all entrances of Mansfield reminding drivers to slow down.