Bid to reduce Freo speed limits
The City of Fremantle will apply to reduce speed limits throughout its city centre to 30 kilometres an hour.
The lower speed already applies to the Cappuccino Strip, with the council now making a formal application to Main Roads to extend it to the entire central business district.
Fremantle Mayor Brad Pettitt joined Perth LIVE where he told Oliver Peterson it’ll make it safer and more appealing to visitors.
“The real driver for doing it now is realising people are spilling off our footpaths much more,” said Mr Pettitt
“If a car hits a pedestrian at 30 kilometres an hour, you’ve only got a 10 per cent chance of getting badly hurt or killed but if you get hit at 40 kilometres an hour it becomes a 50/50 probability.”
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