40kmh zones in place

Matamata Chronicle - - News -

Forty kms an hour speed signs have been in­stalled at Stan­ley Av­enue and Mata­mata Pri­mary Schools.

This speed limit will ap­ply for 35 min­utes be­fore the start of school and for 20 min­utes af­ter school.

The usual 50kmh speed limit will ap­ply out­side these times.

It’s im­por­tant to en­cour­age chil­dren to walk or cy­cle to school (rather than be­ing driven) and the new vari­able speed limit aims to make the school area safer for these chil­dren.

Stan­ley Av­enue and Mata­mata Pri­mary Schools were cho­sen for the vari­able speed limit fol­low­ing an as­sess­ment to iden­tify safety pri­or­i­ties.

Te Aroha Pri­mary School and Mata­mata Col­lege have also been iden­ti­fied as high pri­or­ity sites and will be is­sued with ac­tive school signs which light up to alert driv­ers they are en­ter­ing a school zone.

Signs will have flash­ing lights in the high-risk pe­ri­ods be­fore and af­ter school.

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