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Speed-related crashes account for a significant proportion of road casualties in the North Sydney region, and 40% of crashes happen on roads that have speed limits of 50 km/h or less.

Unless marked otherwise, the speed limit in Willoughby is 50 km/h, so please drive at this speed or under, depending on the conditions. Areas with speed limits of 40, 60, 70 and 80 km/h are clearly marked.

The speed limit in the Chatswood CBD has been lowered to 40 km/h in the interests of pedestrian safety. A car travelling at 50 km/h is twice as likely to kill a pedestrian than at 40 km/h. Stopping distance is reduced and visibility increases, so stick to 40km/h in the CBD.

Council has a mobile speed display trailer which is set up on local streets where there is a known speeding problem or where residents believe there is a speeding problem. The trailer is effective in making people aware of posted speed limits and reducing people’s speed on local streets.

If you can suggest a good location for the speed display, please contact council’s Road Safety Officer on 9777 1000.