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


State Highway 34 – What are those new line markings?

State Highway 34 – What are those new line markings?

Drivers on State Highway 34 (SH34) from Kawerau may wonder what the new line markings are that have appeared on the road this week.

The NZ Transport Agency has had herringbone (transverse) line markings applied on SH34 on the approach to the State Highway 30 intersection. The purpose is to give drivers more notice about their speed when approaching the intersection.

The Transport Agency Bay of Plenty Highway Manager Brett Gliddon says “in the past ten years there have been 11 crashes, including three serious crashes, at this intersection. Over half of the crashes have had speed as the contributing factor. Nearly all of the crashes involved failure to give way to oncoming traffic”.

“These markings are useful in environments where an intersection may take a driver by surprise and they haven’t lowered their speed accordingly”.

Mr Gliddon says the Transport Agency have also carried out other safety improvements including changing the intersection to a ‘STOP’ sign and extending the lane markings.

This work is part of the Safe System approach which aims to create a more forgiving road system with a focus on safer roads and roadsides, safer speeds, safer vehicles and safer road users. It recognises that people makes mistakes and are vulnerable in a crash.

“The overall goal is to reduce the number of crashes and the severity of crashes that do occur. Managing speeds is one part to this, as the outcomes of all crashes is strongly influenced by speed” says Mr Gliddon.


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines



Gordon Campbell: On John Key’s Trip To Iraq

In the embedded press coverage on this trip, the absence so far of any evaluation of the wider context of what New Zealand thinks it is doing at Camp Taji has been striking. More>>


Labour: Parata Puts Brakes On Charter School Appraisal

“When the Ministry of Education recommended they compare the achievements of children at charter schools to those of their counterparts at state schools, the documents show Hekia Parata specifically prohibited them from doing so." More>>


Bad Day For Universities: Gun, Bomb Threats On Three Campuses

Dunedin Police are continuing their investigation into the threat made against the University of Otago. Staff are following a number of lines of inquiry, and police are working to verify the authenticity and source of the post. More>>


Gordon Campbell: On The TPP Deal Reached In Atlanta

Yes, the TPP has helped to knock a few points off the tariffs facing our exporters. Yet some of those alleged dollar gains may well have been made regardless over time – and without the negative baggage of the concessions in the non-trade areas (intellectual property, copyright extensions, investor-state dispute mechanisms etc) that the TPP deal also brings in its wake. More>> (Cartoon by Dave Wolland)

Public Summaries:


Wellington.Scoop: Serco – First The Prisons, And Now It Wants To Run The Trains

As the government continues its inquiry into Serco’s discredited administration of Mt Eden prison in Auckland, here in Wellington there’s further scrutiny of the British outsourcing company – because it’s competing to take over the running of our commuter trains. More>>


Pre-Signing: Gordon Campbell On The TPP Countdown

To date, the Key government has been unwilling to share any information about this TPP deal until it is too late for outraged public opinion to affect the outcome... the disclosure process is likely to consist of a similarly skewed and careful exercise in spin. More>>


Australia Deportations: English Relaxed On Immigration Centre Conditions

Labour's Annette King: “There have been numerous reports from inside these detention centres on just how bad conditions are... If they were being held in any other foreign jail, I imagine Mr English would be somewhat concerned. More>>


Schools: Achievement-Based Funding Would Be A Disaster

The Education Minister’s speech to the PPTA Conference raising the spectre of achievement data driving a new funding system would be disastrous, says NZEI Te Riu Roa. More>>

  • Video Out-Link - PPTA Annual Conference 2015 on Livestream (Q+A dicussion suggests funding would be directed to less successful schools.)

  • ALSO:

    ECE Report:

    Get More From Scoop



    Search Scoop  
    Powered by Vodafone
    NZ independent news