Speed Zones

Speed is the biggest single danger on NSW roads. About 20% of injury and fatality crashes in Federation Council each year involve speed.

Federation Council towns have a range of speed limits that include School zones and High Pedestrian Activity Areas. Please ensure you always adjust your speed, obey the limit and drive to conditions.

Speed limit signs are always a black number inside a red circle. In urban areas unless signposted otherwise, the speed limit is 50km/h.

High Pedestrian Activity

The 40km/h urban limit is part of a nationwide strategy to improve safety in high pedestrian areas. Travelling at lower speeds improves a driver’s ability to stop and avoid crashes, especially in areas of high pedestrian activity.

The following locations are classed as a High Pedestrian Activity area:

  • Sanger Street, Corowa

Urban Pedestrian Activity

The 50km/h urban limit is part of a nationwide strategy to improve safety for all road users. Travelling at lower speeds improves a driver’s ability to stop and avoid crashes, especially in areas of medium pedestrian activity.

The following locations are classed as a Medium Pedestrian Activity area:

  • Melbourne Street, Mulwala
  • Hawkins Street, Howlong

You can read more about safe speed limits, safer stopping limits and speed zones at the Centre for Road Safety website