West Tamar Road speed limit petition given to City of Launceston council

A petition has been submitted to the City of Launceston propose a speed limit reduction at part of the West Tamar Highway, Trevallyn.

Submitted by William Baker, it asks the council to reduce the speed from 70km/h to 60km/h until at least number 19, West Tamar Road.

It also asks the council to implement a two-hour parking limit, except for residents, between 1 and 17 West Tamar Road.

“Dangerous and reckless driving on West Tamar Road seems to be increasing,” the petition said.

“It is common for users to far exceed [the] limit … it is only a matter of time before a resident attempts to enter the carriageway and is killed in a collision … near misses are almost a daily occurrence.”