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Journeys : Apr May 2011
2. If you could improve just ONE thing to reduce the number of serious crash incidents on rural roads, what would that be? 1. The State Government proposes to cut the speed limit on sealed rural roads from 100kmh to 90kmh. Generally do you: 4. In your experience, are rural roads well maintained? 3. The State Government proposes to cut the speed limit on unsealed (gravel) rural roads from 100 kmh to 80 kmh. Generally do you: 6. Do you support the use of “End Speed Limit” signs on Tasmanian rural roads? 5. Do you believe rural roads are better maintained now than 5-10 years ago? 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% Disagree Agree 81.45% 18.55% 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% Road improvements such as sealed shoulders, audible line markings etc Reduced speed limits More education on driving to the conditions More drink-driving and drug enforcement Better targeted speed enforcement Better advisory signage, lighting and clear linemarkings Addressing known road black spots 9.10% 11.84% 3.53% 5.30% 35.95% 5.57% 28.71% 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% Disagree Agree 50.00% 50.00% 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% No Yes 35.42% 64.58% 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% Maintenance has deterioriated in the last 5-10 years Better maintained now About the same 47.17% 14.31% 38.52% 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% Unsure No Yes 55.92% 11.31% 32.77% More than 1130 people responded to the RACT’s online sur vey, which asked questions about the Government’s proposal to reduce speed limits on Tasmania’s rural and regional roads, along with other road and road safety issues. Respondents were evenly divided on a reduction to 80 km/h on unsealed roads - but the plan to cut the limit on sealed roads retur ned a resounding ‘NO’! Check the results of all the questions on this page - and to read our full submission to DIER, as well as some responses from members, visit www.ract.com.au, click on News & Community, then News Archives. Our online survey – all the results In our community 8 April / May 2011
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