12 Dec 2023

Government to hit the brake on speed limit changes

From Checkpoint, 5:26 pm on 12 December 2023

The government's pulling the handbrake on speed limit changes, saying it will stop blanket speed limit reductions.

The Labour government introduced 80km per hour speed limits on some highways, and lowered the limit to 30km around schools and some suburban streets.

Transport Minister Simeon Brown says changes this week remove the mandatory requirement for roading authorities to implement speed management plans.

He speaks to Lisa Owen.