Limit un­safe

Kapi-Mana News - - OPINION -


With the ex­cep­tion of the last few kilo­me­tres at the Pau­ata­hanui end, Hay­wards Hill is un­safe at 100kmh. Some parts of this hill are a death trap and 100kmh is not at­tain­able even in per­fectly dry con­di­tions. Once again, the blame lies at the door of the NZ Trans­port Agency who are busy trum­pet­ing their new Safer Jour­neys strat­egy.

There have been enough se­ri­ous and fatal ac­ci­dents on this road for some­thing to have been done long be­fore now. Sadly, it ap­pears that the NZTA is bogged down in red tape and un­able or un­will­ing to change the speed limit.

We’re look­ing at a po­ten­tial death trap that no-one ap­pears to be con­cerned enough to do any­thing about. If the NZTA aren’t in­ter­ested in low­er­ing the road toll, then where are the po­lice, the Na­tional Road Safety Com­mit­tee, the lo­cal au­thor­i­ties and the AA?

ROB McLEAN, Plim­mer­ton.

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