Recently, people have had to slow down on the roads in Grödig (Flachgau). Instead of most 50 speed limits, the speed limit is now 40, outside of the urban area 70 instead of 100. The municipality wants to ensure more safety and resolve the confusion of speed limits.
The original plan was to impose a speed limit of 40 km/h instead of a maximum speed of 50 km/h, especially on through-roads. The district authority then asked for 40 to be ordered throughout the town to prevent a forest of signs. As a result, individual sections with a maximum speed of 30 km/h have become 40 zones, says Mayor Herbert Schober (ÖVP).
“We will also take accompanying measures. In front of schools, kindergartens and everywhere else where the population thinks that people are driving too fast, we will work with calming islands and thus optically narrow the lanes so that drivers reduce their speed more or less automatically.”
Mayor: “We want to prevent fatal accidents”
A general limit of 70 km/h instead of the 100 that is currently in place in some areas should now ensure more safety outside of the built-up area. “Unfortunately, we also had fatal accidents on the state road.
The innovations in Grödig traffic were decided by the municipality and have been in effect since the beginning of May.