TWO Melbourne Suburbs Have Just Lowered Their Speed Limits
Speed limits will be slashed to just 40km/h in parts of Fairfield and Alphington as Darebin council ramps up its road safety push.
Dozens of residential streets will be lowered from 50km/h to 40km/h in the southern part of Darebin this month.
Mayor Kim Le Cerf said the move would improve safety.
“A person hit by a vehicle travelling at 40km/h is four times more likely to survive than if they were hit ... at 50km/h,” she said.
The reductions do not apply to major roads like Station St or Grange Rd.
The council has begun switching signs over and motorists should note the changed conditions.
Darebin Council plans to increase the number of 40km/h zones to 30 per cent of all roads by 2020.