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# 205375 10-Nov-2016 15:21
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I, for one, welcome the change.

 

http://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/news/politics/speed-limit-will-rise-to-110-on-some-roads-govt-announces/

 

As long as the weather conditions permit.


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  # 1667471 10-Nov-2016 15:34
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“Changes made under the guide may include altering road design, lowering speed limits, or in certain circumstances, raising them."

 

What they are saying essentially is that they might raise the speed limit by 10km/h on motorways/expressways.

 

And how many millions will this exercise cost the taxpayer?

 

Lets have decent road surfaces/conditions and raise the limit to 120km/h. Also get rid of (as much as possible) freight off the road and get it back onto rails where it should be.

 

 


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  # 1667472 10-Nov-2016 15:34
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wonder if people get a refund for going 104 or so because speed kills you know thats why we are going to increase it to 110. Seems to support the theory that it was mainly for revenue gathering  .





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  # 1667475 10-Nov-2016 15:38
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If you do a 104 in a 110 zone you will no doubt get a ticket for not driving fast enough according to the road conditions.


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  # 1667576 10-Nov-2016 18:32
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Many roads in overseas countries have two speed limits - one for normal, one for when it's raining.





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  # 1667619 10-Nov-2016 20:32
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I see that the Labor Party are already saying it's going to cause accidents so they are against it.




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  # 1667638 10-Nov-2016 21:27
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2 speed limit at different times? hmm ...





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  # 1667639 10-Nov-2016 21:36
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cynnicallemon:

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


What they are saying essentially is that they might raise the speed limit by 10km/h on motorways/expressways.


And how many millions will this exercise cost the taxpayer?


Lets have decent road surfaces/conditions and raise the limit to 120km/h. Also get rid of (as much as possible) freight off the road and get it back onto rails where it should be.


 



Are you willing to pay more tax to fund the roading upgrades?




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  # 1667640 10-Nov-2016 21:38
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joker97:

 

2 speed limit at different times? hmm ...

 

 

That would seem ideal for someone with a split personality.


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  # 1667642 10-Nov-2016 21:40
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MikeB4:
Are you willing to pay more tax to fund the roading upgrades?

 

I'm always willing to pay for quality.

 

Are you?


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  # 1667646 10-Nov-2016 21:44
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cynnicallemon:

MikeB4:
Are you willing to pay more tax to fund the roading upgrades?


I'm always willing to pay for quality.


Are you?



We already pay well over $150K per annum tax. I am also happy with the current speed limit




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  # 1667648 10-Nov-2016 21:50
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I'm pretty happy with the current speed limit too, that's why I questioned the need to waste taxpayers money on whats no more than a puny increase in speed.


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  # 1667653 10-Nov-2016 21:55
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cynnicallemon:

 

If you do a 104 in a 110 zone you will no doubt get a ticket for not driving fast enough according to the road conditions.

 

 

 

 

Yup, see the other thread here on this "speed intolerance"

 

 

 

also, here's aquote from an earlier article...

 

 

 

If it is raised to 110 kilometres an hour on approved highways, then there should be a no tolerance approach to speeding on those roads. 110 is the top speed. 111 kilometres an hour will get you a hefty fine.

And that's because in the eyes of some drivers, 110 will mean 120. In the same way at the moment 100 means 110 to some motorists. So 110 has to be the top speed.

 

http://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/on-air/bayleys-early-edition/opinion/rachel-smalley-raised-speed-limit-proceed-with-caution/ ' target='_blank'> http://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/on-air/bayleys-early-edition/opinion/rachel-smalley-raised-speed-limit-proceed-with-caution/ 


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  # 1667657 10-Nov-2016 22:07
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cynnicallemon:

joker97:


2 speed limit at different times? hmm ...



That would seem ideal for someone with a split personality.



That is not enough, there should be 4 limits for all kinds of different scenarios.




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  # 1667697 10-Nov-2016 22:33
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joker97:

 

2 speed limit at different times? hmm ...

 

 

I'm not sure I see the issue?  We should be driving to the conditions.  If it's completely bucketing down on a stretch of road zoned for 100, surely you will slow down to a safer speed?

 

We already have different limits for different times - passing a school bus dropping of children, the speed signs that change on the Auckland Harbour bridge and driving into Wellington through the Gorge, not to mention the odd "LSZ" zone about in NZ (these might have gone by now ...)

 

What's worse is the locations that have 2 different speed limits at the same time - eg: this round about: https://goo.gl/maps/GaHqqeSmqLH2

 

Heading from napier into the round about is a 100 km/h zone, there current are no speed restriction signs to slow down.  (There ARE 100 km/h signs heading away from the round about back to napier)

 

Heading to the round about from Hastings central is a 50 km/h zone ... so the round about is 100km/h based upon your entry to the round about OR it's 50 kmh ...

 

 


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  # 1667710 10-Nov-2016 23:21
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joker97:

 

2 speed limit at different times? hmm ...

 

 

I'm not sure I see the issue?  We should be driving to the conditions.  If it's completely bucketing down on a stretch of road zoned for 100, surely you will slow down to a safer speed?

 

 

 

 

You are obviously not a lawyer :)





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