INTRODUCING lower speed limits on all remaining 60km/h roads is among options being considered by the Road Safety Advisory Council after the state government abandoned plans to reduce speeds on rural roads.
The council is preparing its next three-year action plan, which will no longer feature a plan to reduce the default speed on rural roads from 100km/h to 90km/h dumped by the government in August.
Chairman John Gledhill said the disappointing decision meant the council would need to consider alternatives to achieve a reduction in the road toll.
"There's no simple solution. There's nothing that will, in one step, bring about a reduction in serious injuries as that would have," Mr Gledhill said.
One proposal on the table is to more aggressively pursue the introduction of 50km/h limits on all remaining 60km/h roads.
"When the 50km/h limit was rolled out, it was always contemplated that it would be reviewed and expanded."
The next action plan will again back a trial of point-to- point speed cameras, which is yet to go ahead.
Mr Gledhill said it was important to get it right after other states had experienced problems with the roll-out resulting in fines having to be reimbursed.
He named the introduction of illuminated signs at school crossings as a significant achievement from the past three years.
"It has taken the agro out of school zones."
The next three-year action plan is expected to be completed early next year.
Meanwhile, a Legislative Council committee set up to investigate the plan to lower the default speed on rural roads is expected to hand down its final report next month.
Committee chairman Greg Hall said the report was still valuable despite the government's backflip in the face of strong community opposition.
"We want to reinforce a couple of points such as the way the process was mishandled," Mr Hall said.