Our latest list of roads earmarked for proposed speed limit amendments in the Waikato District is now open for consultation.
Making the streets where we live safer is the main driver behind this latest round of proposed speed limit reductions.
This is the third year of a three-year plan to assess and consult on our district’s speed limits and the main areas of focus for 2019 are Raglan, the Newcastle Ward (Whatawhata and Te Kowhai) and Tuakau.
There are also other stretches of roads in the district being considered that haven’t been captured in previous years.
We are also following the same tact as last year regarding our urban residential areas – and that is the proposal of reducing speed limits from 50kmh to 40kmh.
Why? It boils down to this really - if a driver reduces his or her speed from 50kmh to 40kmh, the likelihood of a pedestrian or cyclist fatality as a result of an accident reduces from 85% to 30%.
And don’t worry, this won’t make you late for work or for an appointment – the areas that the proposals cover mean that changes in length of journey time is miniscule.
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Where are the speed limit reduction proposals?
There are two ways to find out where the roads are that have a proposed speed limit reduction. Either click on the below and zoom in on the map.
View proposed changes
Or the Statement of Proposal Document has a list of roads by area, which you can search through.