Speed lim­its non­sense

Kapi-Mana News - - OPINION -

I read that NZ Trans­port Agency is propos­ing to re­duce the speed limit on State High­way 58.

Peter Bai­ley, Porirua City Coun­cil’s man­ager as­set man­age­ment and op­er­a­tions, ad­vised a re­cent coun­cil meet­ing that there would be a re­view of speed lim­its of roads con­nected to SH58.

The fol­low­ing roads are af­fected, to­gether with the re­searched ‘‘safe’’ speed for the en­tire length of the road, and the pro­posed coun­cil speed limit:

Bradey Rd – safe speed 60kmh, limit pro­posed 70kmh.

Bel­mont Rd – safe speed 40kmh, limit pro­posed 70kmh.

Flightys Rd – safe speed 40kmh, limit pro­posed 70kmh.

Mur­phys Rd – safe speed 40kmh, limit pro­posed 70kmh.

Mul­h­ern Rd – safe speed 40kmh, limit pro­posed 70kmh.

Moon­shine Rd – safe speed 40kmh, limit pro­posed 70kmh.

Am I the only one to spot the de­vi­a­tion be­tween com­mon­sense and the coun­cil’s pro­posed speed lim­its?

Or are the pro­posed speed lim­its sim­ply de­signed to save money, rather than mak­ing the roads as safe as pos­si­ble?

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