I was staggered yet pleased to find myself in near total agreement with transport safety minister Harry Dynhoven.
Harry has said in the SST that speed limits should vary according to conditions, that some motorway sections could have a higher than 100 km/hr limit, and a focus on speed cameras and blind enforcement had alienated many motorists.
I could swear Harry is plagiarising me (but I don’t mind) when he says: “Is it rational for us to have a 100km/h limit on highways that are long, clear, straight roads?” asked Duynhoven. “In the central part of the South Island we have a lot of long roads where you can see forever and there are no traffic entrances or exits. But we also have the same 100km/h limit on all rural roads, no matter how windy or twisty.”