A report by Newshub has revealed that Waka Kotahi thinks most of New Zealand’s road network have ‘unsafe’ speed limits.
The constant slew of speed limit reductions is set to continue with the Government now planning to reduce the maximum speed motorists are able to travel on even more major roads.
Waka Kotahi has generated a map of the country showing what is basically the whole 100km/h limited State Highway network as being too fast.
A mere handful of roads highlighted in green are identified as safe including the recently opened Waikato Expressway, Transmission Gully and Tauranga Eastern Link.
As for the rest, its all orange. Despite this, Transport Minister Michael Wood says he only plans to reduce the limit on a fraction of the roads, reports Newshub.
“I get the readout of the men, women and children who are killed on our roads every single week and it’s an absolute tragedy,” he said.
The reduction will undoubtedly be a part of Waka Kotahi’s Road To Zero program but at what point does driver training come into the equation?
“Investing in drivers would go a long way to achieving their lofty goal,” said Greg Murphy in his recent column regarding Road To Zero.
Public opinion is also divided on the matter too according to Newshub.