Speed limit change - Boneo Road, Boneo to Flinders

We’ve introduced a safer speed limit of 80km/h along Boneo Road from Browns Road to the Flinders Township.

Project update

A new safer speed limit has been introduced on Boneo Road to make this route safer for all road users.

The following changes have been made:

  • The existing speed limit on Boneo Road has been reduced to 80km/h between Browns Road and the Flinders Township; a distance of approximately 17.5 kilometres.
  • New speed limit signs have been installed, existing speed limit signs have been updated to 80km/h and yellow ‘New Limit’ signs have been added to increase driver awareness of the new speed limit.

This speed change responds to community concerns about safety on Boneo Road due to the winding nature of the route, close proximity to wildlife habitat and limited opportunities to enter and exit the road safely.

We all have a responsibility when driving to travel at the appropriate speed for the environment and situation, and within the indicated speed limit. Please maintain awareness of speed limit signs when travelling through the area.

Project background

We’re implementing safer speed limits on some of Victoria’s low volume high speed roads to better suit the road design and environment.

Boneo Road is a popular route that connects the Port Phillip and Westernport Bay areas from Rosebud to Flinders, servicing homes, local businesses and community facilities. The road is often frequented by visitors accessing the various attractions and national parklands along the route. 

From July 2015 to March 2021 there were 23 crashes along this road, with 10 resulting in serious injury and 1 resulting in loss of life. 

Speed plays a part in every crash. It may not be the cause, but the severity of the outcome can be dependent on it. When travelling at 100km/h, your chance of survival in a head on crash is only 10 per cent. When travelling at 80km/h, your chance of surviving this crash is 75 per cent.

By making sure the speed limit is right for the road, we can help prevent crashes from happening, and at the very least reduce their severity when they’re unavoidable.

Boneo Roads speed change map

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