Sixty Eight Road Speed Limit Reduction
Date18 January 2021
To improve road safety outcomes for motorists, the speed limit on Sixty Eight Road in Baldivis from Mandurah Road to east of the intersection of Eighty Road, will be reduced from 70km/h to 60km/h.
The decision to reduce the speed limit in the area has been made in consultation with Main Roads Western Australia. Main Roads WA will change the speed limit signs on 25 January 2021.
It comes after a number of incidents in the area including two fatal crashes, two crashes which required victims to receive medical treatment, and two other incidents that did not require medical attention but had some damage to vehicles.
Prior to the reduction of the speed limit, the City has installed rumble strips on the southern approach to the Sixty Eight Road/Eighty Road intersection and has also made improvements to signage and line marking.
“Due to the history of incidents along Sixty Eight Road, the City has liaised with Main Roads WA to explore ways that safety can be improved for motorists driving in the area,” Mayor Sammels said.
The City hopes that the speed limit reduction will reduce the number of crashes, and more importantly, reduce the severity of the incidents that occur.
“We encourage motorists to take note of the change and drive safely. Going forward, the City will continue to work with Main Roads WA to improve road safety in the area and across the wider community.”
Image: The speed limit on Sixty Eight Road in Baldivis from Mandurah Road to east of the intersection of Eighty Road, will be reduced to improve safety in the area. Picture: City of Rockingham.