Like Ben Tredrea, I too have pondered the qualifications of those responsible for road traffic issues in our area.
As well as the speed limits around the Pauatahanui Inlet I have noticed the rather casual approach to locating bus stops. Three that I have noticed are: 1) The stop on the corner (yes on the corner) of James Cook Dr and Albatross Close in Whitby.
2) At the first bus stop uphill south of the Whitby mall there is also an island in the middle of the road, so that if a bus is at the stop southbound traffic cannot pass.
3) Outside the Papakowhai dairy there are two bus stops opposite each other. This would leave room for one car to pass, but without any view of the road ahead to see if another vehicle was coming.
As some drivers lay up at the dairy for a while, or load up school parties there this can be a problem.