MOTORISTS ADVISED TO SLOW DOWN AHEAD OF SPEED LIMIT CHANGES IN TAMWORTH
Motorists will need to take care and slow down ahead of a speed limit change on Darling and Marius streets in Tamworth in the next fortnight.
Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson said the existing 60km/h speed limit was reviewed in consultation with Tamworth Regional Council to ensure the safety of residents and visitors in the area.
“Most of us have seen traffic fly along Marius Street and Darling Street which also sees a fair amount of pedestrian traffic, so it was important for Roads and Maritime to undertake this review to ensure we’re taking responsible steps to keep drivers and pedestrians safe.
“The review assessed a number of factors including level of roadside development such as residential development, traffic characteristics and crash data.
“There have been 48 reported crashes on these combined stretches of roads from 1 July 2009 to 30 June 2014 with 22 people injured.
“As a result the existing speed limit of 60 km/h will be reduced to 50km/h on Marius Street from Murray Street to Darling Street and on Darling Street from Marius Street to Peel Street, which is a total distance of 1.8 kilometres.
“Electronic warning signs will be in place to warn motorists of the speed limit changes when the new signs are installed by council.
“These warning signs will remain in place for at least a week after the new speed limit signs have been installed.
“Once installed the new speed limit will be enforceable by police.”
For more information on road safety visit the Roads and Maritime Services website at www.rms.nsw.gov.au.