Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Speed limit lowered through West Melton to improve safety

29 January 2014 | NZ Transport Agency - Southern Region

The speed limit through West Melton is being lowered next week from 80km/h to 70km/h to improve safety in the town following recent growth in residential development in the area.

The NZ Transport Agency's Traffic and Safety Manager Tony Spowart says concerns have been raised regarding safety as a result of increased traffic volumes.

"Lowering the speed limit to 70km/h through the town strikes a balance between improving the safety of residents, pedestrians and cyclists using this section of State Highway 73 and keeping traffic moving to maintain good travel times."

He says the Transport Agency regularly reviews speed limits to ensure these appropriately reflect the level of development in an area and adjacent activity.

"The Transport Agency is making significant investments in safety improvements on the region's roads, working with police to promote safe driving through advertising and enforcement, and we are encouraging motorists to buy the safest vehicles they can afford.

"In addition to our investment in safe roads and roadsides and promoting safer driving, we are also looking to lower travel speeds and set speed limits that are more appropriate for the function and level of safety on a particular road," he says.

"Increasingly, this will see road users travel at speeds that are specific to each road, recognising the different environment that exists as is the case for the new speed limit through West Melton."

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell:
On Andrew Little’s Debut, Mockingjay, And Drunk Texting

John Key’s credibility has taken a hammering this week – at least among the 50% of the electorate who have always had doubts about him on that score.

The other substantial story of the week has been about Andrew Little’s debut as Labour leader, which has received top marks, especially among the 25% of the electorate still voting Labour. According to some reports, the Labour caucus has been ‘in seventh heaven’ about Little’s success this week in taking it to the government in the House. More>>

ALSO:

 
 

Parliament Today:

Gordon Campbell: On Government Arrogance

Right now, National is ramming anti-terrorism measures through Parliament. This legislation will grant the SIS the power to carry out 48 hour bouts of surveillance on anyone without a warrant, and will bestow on government the power to unilaterally revoke anyone’s passports and thus deny them the freedom to travel. More>>

ALSO:

Glenn Inquiry: Report Offers Solutions To Family Violence

The People’s Blueprint unveiled today by Sir Owen Glenn’s independent inquiry into child abuse and domestic violence outlines a new, more cohesive and effective system for reducing New Zealand’s alarmingly high family violence rates. More>>

ALSO:

Environment Commissioner: Changing Climate And Rising Seas - Understanding The Science

A rising sea will be with us for a long time to come – one way or another we will have to adapt. But how high and how fast the water rises will be influenced by the speed at which the world – including New Zealand – reduces greenhouse gas emissions over the coming decades. More>>

ALSO:

Key Texts With Whale Oil Released: PM Can’t Be Trusted Over Dirty Politics Defence - Greens

John Key’s answers to questions about dirty politics can’t be trusted, after he was forced to admit that he had misled journalists and Parliament about contact with attack blogger Cameron Slater, said the Green Party today.. More>>

ALSO:

Temporary Release Crackdown Continues: Corrections Review Of Phillip Smith Case

“The review by Corrections’ Chief Custodial Officer reveals that the plan for Smith’s series of temporary releases was overly ambitious and misinformed. He’s a highly manipulative and deceptive person who although technically eligible, should not have been considered for temporary release." More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news