Speedsters deserve fines
Seriously the speed camera article made front-page news (March 3)?
And then a further editorial on page 10 about the unjustness of speed cameras.
Were you a bit light on actual news or interesting stories?
Anyone who has lived in the area any length of time would have been aware the speed changed in 2008.
The tragic death of Ron Chippendale made headlines.
Before the speed change I remember numerous accidents, a car hitting a tree and another in a fence.
It has not been much of an accident area lately and that’s because the speed limit has been 50kmh since 2008.
Josie Campbell, you are annoyed because you thought it was 70kmh? I’m annoyed you’ve been driving too fast along that road all this time and never noticed the speed limit signs.
Sure speed camera tickets are annoying.
I’m no angel; I’ve had a couple. But that was because I was speeding. It’s irresponsible to keep harping on about them being purely revenue gatherers.
Clearly the lower limit has had a positive effect on the number of accidents (regardless of some people still driving too fast along there) on this stretch of road.
The speed camera is purely enforcing it. It appears to be bringing it to the attention of the inattentive drivers.
There has never been right turn access to The Fjord. It was constructed with the barrier to right turns in place.
The road safety works in 2009 were carried out after pleas by motorists, local residents and Aotea College staff and parents.
We also carried out formal consultation and respondents also agreed speed limit changes were needed.
children. Normal household chores do not go away just because she’s out of commission.
I have been helping her manage for the past six weeks and it infuriates me to see ill-informed stupidly flippant comments like Mr Simpson’s.
The best thing that could happen from these incidents is that ACC investigates how many claims are slide-related and acts accordingly.