40km/h in shopping centre strips is not that bad, I have had a 40 zone near my house for as long as i can remember. Hell, if travelling at 40 for a distance of maybe 200m saves a few lives and injuries, its worth it....How many seconds is that speed going to add to your travel time? 5, 6? who cares.
And its only timed based, so its not you'll be doing 40 all the time.
I dont see the problem?
Do I really have to write something funny in here?
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No big deal really. Same thing applies to school zones in Qld when I lived there.
I just find it strange that VicRoads have taken this long to get to it.
Besides, anyone doing 70 or 80 through a busy shopping area is takeing a bit of a risk. So many times I've had idiot pedestrians step out in front of me! I usually slow down for these areas anyhow so I dont end up with a human sized hood ornament!
it's part of their arrive alive campaign.. for pedestrians, sure, but i fail to see how going from 50kmh to 40kmh will change whether the passengers die or not. especially since at 50kays theres more chance of dieing of boredom than anything else.
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