Speed reduction call as road toll carnage escalate

By: Craig Powell

Transport planner Bevan Woodward, of Point Wells, is calling for speed limit reductions to reduce the road death toll.

In the 12 months to April 12 this year, 395 people have been killed on New Zealand roads, 63 more than the same period 12 months ago.

Bevan says 75 per cent of deaths from crashes occur on rural roads with an open speed limit. He would like to see a number of roads reduced from 100kmph to 80kmph. His number one priority is State Highway 1, between Puhoi and Warkworth. Read more

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