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NZ road toll – what is acceptable?

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    TedE

    The graphs are very interesting and not as I expected them to be:
    (To use it click on the headings at the top to veiw fatalaties over the rental vehicle numbers to foreign drivers.)

    Foreign drivers pose no extra risk on New Zealand roads, ministry data shows

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    TedE

    I wonder if any of you would care to make submissions on this cause? the young lady includes a link in her post. I found this to be an interesting and thoughtful approach.

    Women in Urbanism Survey on Reducing Speed Limits

    and here is another interesting approach:

    Growing Auckland without growing traffic

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    TedE

    I wonder how many of you support the AA stance on this question?
    A while ago i completed a questionnaire for the AA on this subject and road safety and these speed limits were one of my submissions. furthermore if the Australians kill fewer people per 100,000 than we do wouldn’t they be worth copying. Open road speed for non separated opposing traffic is 80kph and wwe should be adopting that also.

    AA Lobbying: Part One – Questions for NZTA

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    halcyon

    I would support lowering the speed limit on the open road for non separated opposing traffic to 90 kph. I think that would be a good compromise between the Australian 80 kph and our current 100 kph. It is surprising how much difference that small drop in speed can make. And it would only add another 7 minutes to a trip of 100 km.

     

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    TedE

    Thanks halcyon,
    I remember when we went back to 80k for the fuel savings in the 70’s, at that stage i was doing a lot of mileage to Wanganui and it made little difference to the time of the journey but a big difference in fuel costs for the HQ Holden. It has a two fold affect for both safety and carbon emmissions.

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    TedE

    This is an interesting comparison, an area where the Australians are leading us!

    Victoria’s Secret

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    I read of a tragedy where a cyclist died in a collision on the Waikato Expressway.

    I remember seeing signs that cycles aren’t permitted on motorways.
    Does that apply to expressways too where the speed limit  is 100-110kph does anyone know?

     

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    TedE

    Mommabear, It seems like a motorway and would have thought that cyclist would not be permitted. Certainly feel that bicycles are not really compatible with 80kph single lane roads let alone 100jph. I often bike to Drury and the Slippery Creek bridge is frightening when truck and trailer units pass you on it and that’s a 50kph area.

    You may find this of interest:

    Reducing Road Fatalities Is Not the Same as Reducing Road Crashes

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    TedE

    Momma Bear, Come to think of it I remember a cycle lane southbound on the northern end of the the Waikato expressway.

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    TedE

    This may be of interest to you, the vehicles we use not only kill in accidents but the by products of their burnt fuel also damage us. Particularly in some of our more densely populated cities. The wrier of this article puts forward some interesting ideas.

    https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/mar/07/cars-killing-us-driving-environment-phase-out

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