Truckies say: Leave our WA speed limits alone
TRUCKIES have slammed suggestions that the speed limit be lowered by 10km/hr in Western Australia.
Drivers were invited by the Road Safety Commission to complete a public survey on the blanket proposal, with the initiative called Project Zero.
Some labelled it "stupid" and others said, "if it's not broken why fix it".
Chris Fullgrabe reckoned the speed limit should be lifted, not reduced.
"Lift the speed limit for trucks to 110, like cars its boring sitting behind a truck that can only do 100 or 103km/hr, make cars do the same speed as trucks and there will still be more car accidents than trucks," he said.
"It comes down to the driver who knows right and wrong."
But Peter Ford said he liked "the fact that cars can pass and get away from the front of the truck".
"If we are all on 100 it would be bedlam. That 10km/hr difference is our safety buffer."
Driver Simba Basy took issue with the blanket law.
"More often blanket laws cannot be applied to every situation or circumstance," he said.
"Consequently, requires discussion, which is not used in this day and age. Having said that, yes, probably are locations
10km/hr less could be applied to for the good. But not right across the state."
WA Premier Mark McGowan said he didn't support the reduction.