Yes speeding is illegal and dangerous and totally not acceptable by public transport drives (including taxi), but then again, most of the drivers on motorway on North Shore doing 100-115km/h (I don't think it's good) and sometimes it's 'killing' when someone drives 90km/h on right line.
wazzageek: I'm come to the conclusion that unless you are speeding or drunk, one can do what ever they like on NZ roads.
Watching people go through red lights in front of mark police cars confirms this for me...
You should watch how tourists drive in Queenstown :)
They are very slow, bad indication when changing lines and turns, don't know what to do on round abouts :) don't give way when turning left (understandable) and again, they are so slow and cause traffic jams.
Auckland drivers are far better drivers then on South Island, sorry guys :) But that what I've seen after 2 weeks driving across South Island.