Could we make our roads safer by dropping to 30km/h?

I DON'T need a crystal ball to know there could be quite an uproar from discussions to drop the speed limit in suburban areas to 30km/h.

Now let me just clearly iterate one thing - this isn't something politicians are looking at implementing - this is something an expert is the field is saying we need in order to save lives.

Understandably the thought of driving around town at 20-30km/h less than usual is enough to make most people want to get out and walk, but what if that change made our world a safer place?

People are always in such a hurry, but I often wonder why.

Life is a precious thing and making sure we stay alive should be our top priority.

When we enter public roads we should be taking a silent oath to protect not only our own lives, but to do our best to look after our fellow citizens.

Far too many people lose all common sense behind the wheel.

Should the speed limit be dropped in suburban streets?

This poll ended on 31 October 2015.

Current Results

Yes - safety comes first

13%

No - I have places I need to get to

44%

It depends on the street

42%

This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.



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