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.