NSW, Australia: Push to lower speed limits after state installed rope road barriers

Speed limits should be reduced to “survivable limits” of 30 to 40km/h as a default on residential streets with children and pedestrians, and a default of 80km/h on highways and rural roads without life-saving barriers, said Australian road safety expert Emeritus Professor Raphael Grzebieta.

After receiving a prestigious international award, Professsor Grzebieta said NSW was lagging behind Victoria on road safety, even though there had been improvements in 2018.  NSW motorists drove too fast – often 5-10km/h over the limit. And there were too few roadside barriers to reduce the chance of injury or death if something went wrong or they had a lapse in attention.