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Call for 40km/h in suburban streets

There’s a new push for the speed limit in built up areas to be reduced to 40km/h.

What I’m calling for is just the default speed limit,” a Professor at the University of NSW’s Transport and Road Safety Research Centre told 6PR Breakfast.

Prof. Raphael Grzebieta says the a drop in the speed limit will save lives.
At 40, there’s some chance; you’d break and it would be equivalent in terms of impacting at a speed which would be at 30km/h which is like falling off the roof of your house.

The 6PR Breakfast listeners told us what they thought of a drop in the speed limit.

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