Managing speed is an important component of a safe and efficient road system. Speed limits should take into account the road standard, roadside conditions, abutting land use, traffic volumes and the mix of traffic types. Considering all of these factors and our market research, we believe that:
- In order for speed limits to be effective, they must be clearly signed, consistent and appropriate for their environment.
- Safer roads with high speed limits are critical on important routes, however in areas with sub-standard roads, low traffic volumes or where there are lots of pedestrians, we need to consider whether the speed limits are correct.
We support enforcement of speed limits, better signage at roadworks, and are active in campaigning for the Government to reduce 60km/h school speed zones to 40km/h to protect children.