Statement re: speed limit drop along Warburton Highway

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The Department of Transport (DoT) has recently lowered the speed limit along Warburton Highway to 80km/h between Seville and Woori Yallock.

DoT have advised that from 1 January 2014 to 4 September 2019, there were nine crashes on the Warburton Highway, between Douthie Road and Old Warburton Highway, including one fatal incident.

DoT have advised their decision to reduce the speed limit followed extensive investigation of alternative options such as improved signage, intersection signals and removal of overtaking lanes and that investigations determined that lowering the speed limit would reduce the potential impact forces in a crash situation, increasing the safety of all road users.

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