What will it take to lower speed?

Residents Jill Willis and Carolyn Sheridan are against the proposed development.|Picture: Marie Nirme www.communitypix.com.au d400471
Residents Jill Willis and Carolyn Sheridan are against the proposed development.|Picture: Marie Nirme www.communitypix.com.au d400471

WHENEVER we have raised concerns about road safety at Coogee Beach, there always seems to be an anonymous ‘spokesperson’ quoting statistics.

At a recent meeting of the Coogee Beach Progress Association, a Cockburn council officer told us our request for a reduced speed limit on Cockburn Road at Coogee Beach was rejected by Main Roads.

The reason given was that drivers would ignore any change and continue at a speed they were comfortable with.

On the Bussell Highway, a road close to Transport Minister Troy Buswell’s heart, the town of Cowaramup has a speed limit of 50km/h.

I know this because I received a $75 speeding infringement after passing through at 58km/h.

I have since learned the death of a student after getting off a school bus prompted the reduced speed limit.

At busy Coogee Beach, mere metres from the water’s edge, the speed limit is 70 ” yes, 70km/h!

Mr Buswell, what will it take to reduce the speed limit at Coogee?

I’d be comfortable with 58.

Peter Riksman,

Coogee