The Greens in Palerang

Coalition ignores evidence on speed limits

Greens MP and transport spokesperson Cate Faehrmann says speed limits should be determined by road safety experts, not politicians.

“The Coalition says drivers are checking their speedometers too often, but road safety experts say otherwise,” said Ms Faehrmann.

“The evidence shows speed kills. With advice from leading experts suggesting that a 5 per cent increase in average speeds ends in a 20 per cent increase in deaths, the Coalition’s announcement is clearly not about safety.

“The Greens support an audit and review of speed limits in the knowledge that an assessment by independent experts would likely show that in some areas, speed limits are too high.

“The Greens would like to see a new Integrated Transport Agency consider the introduction of lower speed limits and ’shared spaces’ in urban centres to encourage more cycle and walking trips. This would improve safety and health while reducing congestion,” said Ms Faehrmann

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