Reduced speed limit at Rennie level crossing
15 June 2021
Speed limits for drivers approaching the Riverina Highway level crossing at Rennie will be reduced this month to improve safety for motorists.
Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Paul Toole said the speed limit on the Riverina Highway will be reduced from 100km/h to 80km/h, from about 240 metres west to 220 metres east of the level crossing, by the end of June.
“Crashes at level crossings have the potential to cause multiple fatalities and have devastating impacts on families and local communities,” Mr Toole said.
“More than 30 per cent of these crashes occurred at locations where the speed limit was 100 km/h or greater, which is why we’re slowing people down by reducing the speed limit at these locations.”
Member for Albury Justin Clancy said some trains can take up to 14 football fields, or 1.4 kilometres to stop, which means that even if trains see you, they can’t stop.
“A reduced speed limit reduces the likelihood of a crash and allows drivers more time to react and stop safely at a level crossing,” Mr Clancy said.
“It’s all about ensuring people get home safely at the end of the day.”
Electronic signs will be in place to advise motorists of the changed traffic conditions. Motorists can sign up at the Safer Roads NSW website to receive updates about changes to permanent speed limits in their nominated area and to have a say on speed limits.
For more information, visit Level crossings.