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TAC won’t support Matthew Guy’s plan to increase Princes Freeway speed limit

Increasing the speed limit to 110km/hr hour along the Princes Freeway will significantly increase crash risk for a “tiny time saving”, according to the TAC.

As reported in the Herald Sun, Victoria Police have been blindsided by a Victorian Opposition plan to raise the speed limit on the Princes Freeway to 110km/hr between Corio and Melbourne.

Transport Accident Commission CEO, Joe Calafiore, told Ross and John it’s not something the TAC would support.

“This is a debate that I think has gone on for about 30 years,” Mr Calafiore said.

“Experts from the Monash Research Centre say if you up the speed limit you up the crash risk.

“It’s a really tiny time saving for a huge travel risk.”

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Mr Calafiore said his team regularly briefs all sides of politics but was unsure whether Matthew Guy’s team asked for the TAC’s opinion on this specific plan.

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