Central Western Daily, 24 Oct 2007
On CWD 24/10/07, 'Hotspots show traps for young and old' and 'This speed in the CBD could save one life every year' by Greg McFarland, I read how lower speed limits in the CBD and pedestrian crossings at the Five Ways and Lone Pine Ave intersections with Bathurst Rd would reduce accidents. Let's hope Cr Hetherington does not keep blocking decent traffic policies and agrees to this. I have seen in Sydney where lower speed limits reduce accidents. Also traffic accidents at the hot spots mentioned are obvious to all concerned. It takes 5-10 minutes to cross Byng St and Peisley St roundabout because of the excessive traffic being forced to use that intersection to divert around the CBD. The council should commit funds to putting up traffic speed limit signs and installing pedestrian crossings. If people get caught speeding and hurting people so be it. They deserve to be brought to boot. Don't go soft on bad drivers, Cr Hetherington. We have waited long enough for some action. Take action.
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