New speed lim­it­ing in­ter­sec­tions com­ing

Waipa Post - - News -

In­no­va­tive elec­tronic speed signs will be in­stalled at six Waikato in­ter­sec­tions soon.

The signs, In­ter­sec­tion Speed Zones, de­tect when a ve­hi­cle is turn­ing into or out of a side road and tem­po­rar­ily re­duce the le­gal speed limit from 100 km/h to ei­ther 60 or 70km/h. They also do this when a driver is cross­ing the state high­way from a side road. In­ter­sec­tion speed zones are be­ing in­stalled at:

• SH25/Hau­raki Road (60km/h);

• SH1B (Gor­don­ton Rd)/Tay­lor Road (60km/h);

• SH1/SH29 (60km/h);

• SH29/Hop­kins Road (60km/h);

• SH29/SH27 (60km/h);

• SH27/Hor­rell Road (70km/h). NZTA se­nior man­ager Lisa Ros­siter says In­ter­sec­tion Speed Zones are a sim­ple, rel­a­tively quick im­prove­ment al­ready proven ef­fec­tive here and over­seas.

“These in­ter­sec­tions have a high risk of se­ri­ous crashes in­volv­ing peo­ple turn­ing out of the in­ter­sec­tions, cross­ing the high­way or turn­ing right into a side road. By slow­ing on­com­ing traf­fic down, they help pre­vent crashes and re­duce the risk of some­one be­ing killed or se­ri­ously in­jured,” she says.

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