Shire Traffic Review

Published on Friday, 19 July 2019 at 2:16:52 PM

Shire Traffic Review

The Shire recently commissioned a review of the traffic flow on View, Leake and Johnston Streets, collecting data such as the number of vehicles, the speed they travel and the time of the day at set locations.

This information was compared against previous counts in Peppermint Grove and compared with statistics for the overall Perth metropolitan area.

Some of the key findings from the 2019 traffic review were:

  • Overall the incidence and severity of recorded crashes is low, and the number of crashes per annum has decreased.
  • Whilst the historic traffic speed data suggests that speed limits are typically gradually decreasing, the occasional maximum recorded speeds have typically increased. This opposing trend suggests the issue is behavioural with some drivers deliberately choosing to drive at high speed in contravention of WA speed and hoon behaviour laws and this issue should be best treated by law enforcement by the WA Police.
  • The Shire has a mobile variable message speed display device that will be located periodically along View Street, between Irvine Street and Keane Street to alert drivers to their speed at times along the street. This will assist to highlight the need to reduce speeds along this road section to the local community.

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