Fixing Councils’ blunder

The Herald reports:

Up to 25 councils may have forgotten to set speed limits on their roads, meaning tens of thousands of tickets could be invalid.

The Government moved urgently last night to fix the blunder, rushing through a law change to validate the speed limits and any tickets issued since 2004. …

Under law changes made more than 10 years ago, councils were given responsibility for setting speed limits on all roads except those with 100km/h limits.

These included roads outside schools where the speed limit dropped to 20km/h and stretches of highway where drivers were forced to slow down as they passed through townships.

Councils had to review their speed limits every five years or they expired.

So why did 25 Councils not realise this? Surely they must have some system for monitoring regulations that need to be reviewed and renewed?

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