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Safe Roads Save Lives

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Those who do not respect our community, endanger it. Reckless drivers who don’t follow the speed limit risk their lives and everyone around them. Even though our government have put in place methods and devices to deter and prevent speeding, such as; speed cameras, traffic lights, red light cameras, and school zone times, there is still much to do to ensure safety on our roads.

Victoria’s road toll last year was the lowest it has been since 2013, but in 2019 it has unfortunately taken a turn for the worse. The tally sits at 94 fatalities as of April 15th, 36 more than this time last year (62.1%) and 19 more deaths than the average recorded over the past five years.

Reducing road trauma is a shared responsibility. Here at Australian Automation Systems we know that lower limits means less crashes, which is why we have the Speedoo System. An automatic speed bump system put in place by the NJM Group, specifically designed to discourage reckless drivers on the road from driving above the designated speed limit and hence prevent potential accidents from occurring.

Speedoo automatic speeding sensor system
Picture of Speedoo detecting speed through a control system and lowering its’ speed bump to control the drivers’ speed.

Picture of Speedoo detecting speed through a control system and lowering its’ speed bump to control the drivers’ speed.
Speedoo can detect how fast a car is moving via a speed sensor and will then adjust accordingly. When a driver doesn’t speed, the speed bump remains at ground level and allows the car to drive undisturbed.  When a driver exceeds the speed limit, the speed bump activates and lowers itself, giving the driver a bump as the car goes over Speedoo, reminding them to slow down and not speed.

The use of an automatic speed bump creates a safer environment for all drivers on the road and the community; especially at intersections, blind curves, long stretches of road where drivers may feel too comfortable and around school zones.

There have been previous calls over the past four years for a reduction in the speed limit along the Murray Valley Highway. Last year in August the Coalition promised that if it were successful at the Victorian State Election, it would lower the speed limit from 80km to 60km along the Highway through to Strathmerton.

Earlier this year the Victorian Labor Government stated in March that there was to be a reduction of the speed limit along the Highway ahead of the Easter Holidays, ensuring a safe and happy holiday for all of us.

Visit our website or call us today on +613 9459 3488 for more information on the product that is making communities and our roads safer for everyone.