THE 50km/h SPEED LIMIT RULE IS SIMPLE!
IN BUILT UP AREAS, DRIVE NO FASTER THAN 50km/h, UNLESS YOU SEE A SIGN STATING OTHERWISE
How will the 50km/h local street speed limit be enforced?
As with the current speed limit, the 50km/h local street speed limit will be enforced by the Queensland Police Service using traditional radar and new hand-held laser devices.
Why do local streets need a lower limit?
To increase safety for all road users. We all know that the faster a vehicle travels, the longer it takes to stop in an emergency. Other factors such as road conditions, bad weather, poor visibility and other traffic can make it even more difficult to stop. A lower speed limit in local streets enables motorists to adjust their driving when “unexpected” things like a child running onto the road or a vehicle backing out of a driveway do occur.
Additionally, a 50 km/h speed limit will help create a more comfortable and pleasant lifestyle in our local communities.