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Concern drivers are becoming increasingly cavalier around road works.
Road work contractors in Bay of Plenty are reporting an increase in speeds near their vehicles, raising major safety concerns.
Three road workers were killed near Whakatane in 2019 in a truck crash at a work site.
AA Road Safety spokesperson Dylan Thomsen said it's no surprise to hear motorists are ignoring the temporary speed signs, and its been a long-standing issue.
“My experience is it’s very seldom that people get down to that 30km/h level if they’re going through an active worksite.”