How fast are you going now?
Speeding remains the greatest cause of death and injuries on our roads, contributing to about 40 per cent of road fatalities. Statistics from speed-related crashes from 2008 to 2012 showed:
- About 818 were killed
- More than 4100 people were injured each year
In 2014, speed accounted for three per cent of crashes in the Burwood LGA, while it was attributed to 12% of crashes across the Sydney region and 18% across wider NSW.
In 2015, crash data revealed that speed accounted for two per cent of crashes in the Burwood LGA and nine per cent of crashes across the wider metropolitan Sydney region. 15% of crashes in NSW were the result of speed.
Burwood Council addresses speed complaints from residents on a regular basis. Annually speed audits are conducted on local roads to ensure that drivers are driving to the speed limit. All local roads in Burwood LGA have a speed limit of 50km/h unless otherwise signposted. The town centre is restricted to 40km/h.
Burwood Council delivers the Go 40 for Me campaign in and around our school zones.
Speed cameras are speed enforcement tools that make drivers slow down and help reduce the road toll. They are located throughout the LGA.
These locations include:
1. Railway Parade cross of Burwood Road
2. The Boulevard, Strathfield (at the entry to Santa Sabina College)
3. Burwood Road cross of Liverpool Road Enfield
4. Burwood Road cross of Parramatta Road
Mobile Speed Cameras are regularly in Burwood LGA as well for additional road safety purposes. Most recently they can be seen on Burwood Road heading towards Liverpool Road in the 50km/h zone.