Speed Limit Review 2019

8/04/2019 12:00 a.m.

​​5okm/h speed limit sign

Too Fast, Too Slow? Let Us Know! 

The Waitaki District Council is asking for public feedback on speed limits following a review carried out across the Waitaki district late last year. Mayor Gary Kircher said Waitaki roads covered the spectrum of road types -  a mix of sealed, gravel, asphalt and unlit rural roads where drivers’ speed was an ever-present safety issue. The review was about keeping everyone safe and acknowledging that some roads needed a higher degree of caution. Every driver should always drive to the conditions, but where speed limits were no longer compatible, they should be reviewed to ensure they were appropriate.

A total of 37 roads were initially reviewed and it was recommended that speed limits be changed on 18 and retained on 19. Council now want to gauge the community’s views about safe and appropriate speed limits following the assessment, as well as seeking suggestions for new sites. Any new sites will be reviewed by Council and could be included as part of a second round of consultation.

For more information and to take part in the first round of consultation, please go to our public ​consultation page​.

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