Speed Limit Goes Up To 110km/h On Selected Roads

Publish Date
Thursday, 10 November 2016, 1:32PM
NZ Herald

NZ Herald

The speed limit can go up to 110km/h on some roads, the Government has announced.

Associate Transport Minister Craig Foss says a new "speed management guide" will allow speed limits to be raised under some circumstances.

"Changes made under the guide may include altering road design, lowering speed limits, or in certain circumstances, raising them.

"To be eligible for a 110 km/h limit, a road will have to meet very strict conditions, including having a median barrier, at least two lanes in each direction and no direct access to neighbouring properties."

Foss said the guide would help councils, the New Zealand Transport Agency and other road controlling authorities decide where and when to make safety improvements or change speed limits.

"New Zealand roads are unique and conditions vary from towns to cities, north to south.

The guide strongly encourages community involvement as local knowledge and perspectives, backed by the information and data provided in the guide, will help ensure the best possible safety results."

Read the full story at NZ Herald

Take your Radio, Podcasts and Music with you