An additional 30 km/h speed zone is being installed in Moruya this month to improve safety for all pedestrians and motorists in the town centre.
A Transport for NSW spokesperson said the new 30 km/h speed zones along Church and Queen streets will build on the success of the 30 km/h speed zone installed on Shore and Ford streets in late 2021.
“Increasing the pedestrian safe zone in the Moruya town centre will provide a safe and welcoming place for visitors and locals to shop,” the spokesperson said.
“Transport for NSW has worked closely with Eurobodalla Shire Council to implement traffic improvements to make Moruya a safer place for all road users.”
Eurobodalla Shire Council’s Manager of Technical Services, Thomas Franzen said the reduction to the speed limit was an action from Eurobodalla’s 2019-22 Road Safety Plan.
“Vehicles travelling at 30 km/h as opposed to 40 km/h will stop eight metres earlier. If a collision did take place between a vehicle and pedestrian the risk of it being a fatality is slashed to 10 per cent at this lower speed” Mr Franzen said.
“Reducing the speed limit in this high pedestrian area improves pedestrian safety and access, and complements other initiatives recently installed in Moruya to help improve pedestrian safety and access to businesses.”
Electronic message boards will be in place on the approach to the new speed zone two weeks prior to inform road users of the upcoming changes.
The new speed zone will come into effect on 19 June, weather permitting.
Motorists are reminded to drive to the sign posted speed limit at all times.
Members of the community can sign up to receive the latest updates on permanent speed limits changes in their nominated area and to have their say on speed limits. For more information visit www.saferroadsnsw.com.au.