The State Government is considering a proposal to lower the speed limit on city and country roads.

The recommendations are contained in a discussion paper released today by WA's Road Safety Council.

The paper recommends a re-zoning of the 60 kilometre an hour limit to 50, on all Perth roads, except in the CBD where a limit of 30 or 40 kilometres per hour has been suggested.

In the country, the Road Safety Council has recommended a reduction in the general speed limit of 10 kilometres per hour.

The plan is being circulated for debate, in the lead up to a new five year road safety strategy.

Opposition unconvinced

The State Opposition says it will strongly oppose any moves to lower speed limits on Western Australia's roads.

The Opposition's Road Safety Spokesman, John McGrath, says the proposal is unworkable and unfair on motorists.

"People want to get in their car and want to be able to travel to their place of work or to their destination in a reasonable traffic flow and in a reasonable time," he said."

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