Find out what the City of Stirling is doing to combat speeding.  Here you can also find out what initiatives and campaigns you can get involved in, including how to make a safe speed promise and report a 'hoon'.

‘Safe Speed Promise’ initiative

About the ‘Safe Speed Promise’ initiative
Sick of motorists speeding in your street?
Us too!! So let’s form an active visible community group of non-speeders!
 
The ‘Safe Speed Promise’ works like a treaty between neighbourhoods, stating “we will act as a guest in your neighbourhood if you act as a guest in ours”.
 
The initiative asks residents to sign a Safe Speed Promise and commit to driving within the speed limit and being a courteous driver. The City will provide a bumper sticker and fridge magnet for residents that sign the pledge so they are easily identifiable and can set an example for other motorists to follow.
 
When Safe Speed drivers slow down, they reduce the impact of their car use on the communities they drive through and encourage following cars to observe the speed limits. They also reduce their own stress levels, become more connected to the communities they travel through, and help create a more relaxed life-style which enriches the entire culture of our City! 
 

How to make the ‘Safe Speed Promise’

The safe speed promise is to:
  • Drive within the speed limit on all streets 
  • Be courteous to pedestrians and cyclists and all other road users 
  • Display my Safe Speed sticker on my vehicles to inform others of my commitment.
You do that already? Then complete the Community Safe Speed Promise online form to become a Safe Speed Driver today or contact the City’s Road Safety Officer for more details on (08) 9345 8555.
 
 
When Safe Speed drivers slow down, they reduce the impact of their car use on the communities they drive through and encourage following cars to observe the speed limits. They also reduce their own stress levels, become more connected to the communities they travel through, and help create a more relaxed life-style which enriches the entire culture of our City!  
 

Frequently asked questions

Will my car really make a difference?
Yes. Even a small percentage of Safe Speed vehicles will slow down traffic throughout the City and start a positive cycle. People will feel more comfortable walking or cycling, resulting in reduced traffic levels and safer streets.
 
Does the Safe Speed provoke road rage?
No. Many people who join the Safe Speed initiative are already unofficial Safe Speed drivers and statistics indicate that incidents of road rage decreased when their vehicles displayed the Safe Speed sticker. The Safe Speed sticker indicates to other drivers that you are supporting a worthy cause by keeping within the speed limit.
 
What happens if I accidentally speed?
Take a breath and slow down. The Safe Speed Promise is a declaration of intent, not a legally binding contract. Kicking the speeding habit can be hard work, so next time, allow yourself more travel time and you will not be so tempted to speed.
 
Do I only act as a Safe Speed in my neighbourhood or on all streets?
When you become a Safe Speed driver you need to slow down in all streets. By joining the Safe Speed initiative you pledge to respect the quality of life in all neighbourhoods.
 
The funding for the Community Safe Speed Promise project was provided by the Community Road Safety Grants Program which is funded by the Road Trauma Trust Fund administered by the Road Safety Council.
 

Street Safe campaign

The City of Stirling in collaboration with WA Police has developed a Street Safe campaign targeting speeding and ‘hoon’ behaviour. The program is an online diary-form that residents will complete detailing any "unlawful" traffic incidences occurring in their street.
 
This will aid the City and the Police in determining the type of incidents occurring and also assist the City in targeting problem areas.
 
 

Speed alert mobile trailer

The City of Stirling's speed alert mobile trailer interacts with motorists by displaying to them the speed at which they are travelling. In doing so, the display encourages motorist to be more aware of their speed. The trailer visits three locations per week, Tuesday to Thursday, morning and afternoon.
 
A smaller Speed Alert Mobile (SAM) is also available for schools to borrow. The school borrowing the display is responsible for caring for it. This involves positioning the trailer in the morning and afternoon, charging the batteries and providing secured storage overnight. The City acknowledges that this activity requires a large commitment and works with the school to ensure all needs are met.
 
If you would like to request a location for the trailer please contact the City’s Road Safety Officer on (08) 9205 8555.
 

“Please slow down and consider our kids" bin stickers

The “Please slow down and consider our kids” bin stickers are an initiative developed in 2005 for the City of Stirling’s ‘Drop 5 and Save Lives’ campaign.
 
The stickers act as a deterrent for speeding by providing a visual cue for motorists to reduce their speed. The bin stickers are only displayed one day a week on the street in an effort to reduce the chance that the motorist will become accustomed to their presence. They provide an opportunity for householders to actively address motorist speeding in their street.
 
15,000 "Please Slow Down, Consider Our Kids" bin stickers have been distributed at residents' requests by volunteers. In response to continual community requests, the City wishes to build on that success, and has received grant funding to purchase a further 6000 bin stickers.
 
The City is calling for residents, community groups, schools and businesses to offer their support for the campaign. Volunteers can place the stickers on mobile garbage bins on the street’s usual rubbish collection day.
 
Anyone wishing to take part can collect stickers from the follow centres: 
  • City of Stirling administration 
  • Dianella Library 
  • Inglewood Library 
  • Karrinyup Library 
  • Mirrabooka Library 
  • Osborne Library 
  • Scarborough Library 
  • Terry Tyzack Aquatic Centre 
  • Leisurepark Balga.