Speed is the biggest single danger on NSW roads. About 31% 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.
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
- Sanger Street, Corowa
You can read more about safe speed limits, safer stopping limits and speed zones at the Centre for Road Safety website
Portable Speed Board
Federation Council’s solar powered portable speed board is continuously out and about at locations throughout the Council area.
These boards provide real-time feedback to motorists of their vehicle speed and a reminder of the appropriate speed for the road they are travelling on.
Speed is the biggest contributing factor to injury and fatality crashes on New South Wales roads with 31% of injury and fatality crashes in the Federation Council area involving speed.
The current schedule for the Speed Board is available for download from this page. Please note that this schedule is indicative and subject to change.
Federation Council is inviting residents to nominate a street location that they would like to see the portable speed board located by completing the form below.
Click here to view form.