Legistrative Council E-Petitions

E-petition Number
295
Title
Increase highway speed limits
Grievance
The Petition of certain citizens of the State of Victoria draws to the attention of the Legislative Council the need to increase highway speed limits.

The cars we drive are much safer than 20 years ago. Roads such as the Hume Highway, Calder Freeway and Western Freeway should have speed limits between 130 and 160 kilometres per hour, and a further possibility of open speed limits during late night hours. The increase in speed limits would see less driver fatigue as motorists would arrival at their destinations faster.

The Government should evaluate how European countries, in particular Germany, manage their highways with the strict ‘keep left unless overtaking’ policy and a ceiling speed limit for trucks.
Action
The petitioners therefore request that the Legislative Council call on the Government to evaluate European highway speed limits, in particularly in Germany, and consider increasing highway speed limits in Victoria.
Closing Date
2021-06-18
Not tabled signatures
350
Total signatures including previously tabled
350

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Sponsor
Mr Tim Quilty