13 days ago

Poll: Is it time to lower the speed limit on NZ's open roads?

Stacey Reporter from Stuff

Long-term road safety data from NZTA suggests speed limits on almost 90 per cent of the country's roads are too high and should be lowered.

In 2019 so far, 172 people have been killed on New Zealand's roads, six more than at the same time last year.

Ministry of Transport data for 2016, the most recent available on its website, makes for sobering reading – 328 deaths from 286 fatal road crashes, or 0.9 deaths for every 10,000 vehicles.

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Is it time to lower the speed limit on NZ's open roads?
  • 27.6% Yes
    27.6% Complete
  • 72.4% No
    72.4% Complete
2086 votes
More messages from your neighbours
8 hours ago

Is it okay to use your neighbour's rubbish bins?

Kendra Stone Reporter from The Timaru Herald

Picture this-you've just finished assembling a new table from the Warehouse and you're left with a silly amount of cardboard. You go to put it in your bin but notice it's already full. What do you do? Keep it stashed as an ornamental addition in the corner of the kitchen? or do you eye up the neighbour's bin for a potential drop and dash?

Some of you have no worries being sneaky, but would you be okay with neighbour's using your bins?

13 hours ago

Which New Zealand regions have the worst speeders?

Stacey Reporter from Stuff

Satellite-based data has revealed the New Zealand regions where the worst speeding offenders drive.

On a per-capita basis, the Tasman Police district is the worst with an infringement level of 1.01 over four years. The region includes Nelson Bays, the West Coast and Marlborough. It was the only area surveyed to break the 1:1 ratio.

The second highest was Waitemata (0.82), followed by Waikato (0.74). To read more, click here

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