CENTRAL Victorians have been invited to have their say on confusing and potentially dangerous stretches of road with too many speed limit changes.
Roads Minister Terry Mulder said many motorists had expressed their frustration at roads with multiple speed limit changes, school zones, shopping strips and town centres.
“We’ve asked VicRoads to conduct this review to make speed limits simpler, more consistent and easier to understand for all Victorians.”
Mr Mulder said it was important that speed limits were applied consistently across the state to ensure that they were easy for drivers to adhere to.
“Submissions are now open for Victorians to nominate roads where they believe the speed limits should be reviewed,” Mr Mulder said.
“If you have something to say about roads with too many speed zone changes, speed zones at schools or shopping strips, or you have a suggestion to make speed limits easier to understand, we want to hear from you.”
Mr Mulder said speed limits were set to provide a balance between safety and mobility, with consideration given to traffic, pedestrians and surrounding developments.
Residents of a retirement village on the McIvor Highway have been campaigning for a reduced speed limit along the seciton of highway leading towards McIvor Hill, citing concerns for safety which VicRoads have so far disputed.
Anyone interested in making a submission can check the Terms of Reference found on the VicRoads website at vicroads.vic.gov.au. Submissions are open from 30 August to 11 October 2011 and can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org or posted to Speed Limit Review, 60 Denmark Street, Kew, Vic, 3101.