Parliament

Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search

 

Public has two weeks to stop juggernaut trucks

17 August 2001

Transport Reporter

Public has two weeks to stop juggernaut trucks

New Zealanders have two weeks to let the Government know how they feel about proposals to allow trucks to be five metres longer and 20 tonnes heavier than they currently are, Green MP Sue Kedgley said today.

Submissions to the Land Transport Safety Authority on the proposals to allow 82 foot long, 62 tonne trucks on New Zealand's public roads close on 3 September.

"There is huge concern among New Zealanders about this proposal to create these juggernaut trucks and I urge Kiwis to oppose this proposal while they still can," said Ms Kedgley.

"It is sheer lunacy that, at a time when there are more and more trucks crashing on our roads and trucks were involved in over 20 per cent of all road fatalities in 1999, this proposal is even being considered," she said.

"The last thing we need is heavier and longer trucks on our roads. We need to get freight off our roads and onto rail where it belongs."

Ms Kedgley said there was no way New Zealand roads could cope with the increased size and weight of juggernaut trucks, and nor should they have to.

"There are very strong road safety reasons why this proposal must be consigned to the dustbin of history where it belongs. Anybody who has spent any time driving on New Zealand roads will know this proposal is simply ridiculous and must not be allowed to go any further."

Comments and submissions on this proposal (Rule 4001) can be e-mailed to info@ltsa.govt.nz or posted to:

The Rules Team LTSA Po Box 2840 Wellington

Submissions must include the submittors name, address and the proposal number (4001). The LTSA website http://www.ltsa.govt.nz/consultation/vehicle_dimension_mass/vehicle_dim ension_submissions.html contains useful information.

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines


Mayor of Auckland: Alert Level Change Welcome News

Mayor Phil Goff says the government’s decision to move Auckland to Level 2 from 6am on Sunday will be welcome news for all Aucklanders.
“Moving strongly and quickly to contain this outbreak has once again proved effective in stopping the spread of community transmission and I thank all the Aucklanders who have followed the rules of Level 3 over the past week,” he says... More>>


 


Earthquakes: Tsunami Activity – Cancelled

The National Advisory issued at 2:48pm following this morning's earthquakes near the KERMADEC ISLANDS REGION is cancelled.
The advice from GNS Science, based on ocean observations, is that the Beach and Marine threat has now passed for all areas... More>>

Joint Press Release: Dirty PR Exposed In Whale Oil Defamation Trial

Three public health advocates are relieved that their long-standing Whale Oil defamation trial against Cameron Slater, Carrick Graham, Katherine Rich and the Food and Grocery Council has finally concluded and they are pleased that the truth has come out... More>>

ALSO:


Government: Next Stage Of COVID-19 Support For Business And Workers

The Government has confirmed details of COVID-19 support for business and workers following the increased alert levels due to a resurgence of the virus over the weekend... More>>

ALSO:


Government: Balanced Economic Approach Reflected In Crown Accounts

New Zealand’s economic recovery has again been reflected in the Government’s books, which are in better shape than expected.
The Crown accounts for the seven months to the end of January 2021 were better than forecast in the Half Year Economic and Fiscal Update (HYEFU)... More>>


Covid-19: Auckland Back To Alert Level Three After One New Community Case Revealed

Auckland will move to alert level three for a week at 6am tomorrow morning after two new Covid-19 community cases announced this evening could not be directly linked to earlier cases, the Prime Minister has confirmed.
The rest of the country will move to level two.... More>>

NZ Initiative: New Report Highlights How Our Housing Crisis Could Worsen If We Don’t Act Now

If New Zealand politicians thought the housing crisis in 2020 was bad, the worst is yet to come, warns a new report by The New Zealand Initiative. In The Need to Build: The demographic drivers of housing demand , Research Assistant Leonard Hong ... More>>

Parliament: Kiwi MPs Among The “Most Educated In The World”

New analysis of MP qualifications reveals New Zealand’s Parliament is one of the most educated and highest qualified in the world, and significantly more educated than Australia’s. The research, by Mark Blackham of BlacklandPR and Geoffrey Miller ... More>>

 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

InfoPages News Channels