Speed display signs steer safe driving in Bunbury

Friday, 17 July 2020

City of Bunbury is steering efforts to create a safe environment for the City’s road users by using courtesy speed display signs at varying locations.

The digital signs can detect the speed of approaching vehicles, displaying the speed and/or a message as feedback to the driver if they need to change their driving behaviour.

The City has acquired two of the speed display signs thanks to Forrest MP Nola Marino securing a $7500 Federal Grant to match the City’s contribution.

Bunbury Mayor Gary Brennan said anything the City could do to encourage safe driving was a positive.

“The new courtesy speed display signs support the City’s efforts to create a safe environment for those driving on our City’s roads, including campaign’s through the RoadWise Committee,” Mayor Brennan said.

“Through this initiative and other activities, the City is showing a commitment to road safety and I urge drivers to be part of the solution.”

Forrest MP Nola Marino said improving road safety was something the entire community could contribute to.

“Road crashes have an enormous emotional and economic impact on all affected communities, but particularly the families and friends of the victims,” Mrs Marino said.

“Innovation and technology are key tools that can help reduce the number of crashes by ensuring safety becomes business as usual for all road users here in the South West.”

The signs display messages such as ‘thank you’ or ‘slow down’ and can be moved to any location, including identified problem speeding areas or through worksites.

The City’s signs have been used on Koombana Drive and more recently on Minninup Road in South Bunbury.