Residents want speed reduction due to truck traffic

Residents from the Victorian town of Heywood want the state’s government to cut the speed limit due to truck traffic

June 17, 2011

Residents from a Victorian town want the speed limit through their town cut due to an increase in truck traffic.

A petition signed by 287 residents of Heywood, which is more than four hours west of Melbourne and near the border of South Australia, calls on the government to reduce the 60km/h speed limit.

"With the increase in traffic in Heywood, particularly heavy trucks due to the increase in woodchip exports, mineral sands and harvesting, the road through town is becoming increasingly unsafe," the petition reads.

The petition, tabled in Parliament by Kilsyth MP David Hodgett, does not propose a revised speed limit.

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