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Trucking industry: Road speed promises a return to common sense

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Mon, 25 Sep 2023, 8:29am
 Photo / Doug Sherring
Photo / Doug Sherring

Trucking industry: Road speed promises a return to common sense

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Mon, 25 Sep 2023, 8:29am

The trucking industry is calling National's road speed promises a return to common sense. 

If elected, National intends to lift the speed limit on a number of roads that were dropped to 80, and many local roads to 50. 

National Road Carriers General Manager James Smith told Mike Hosking it's about getting New Zealanders’ productivity up. 

“We need to get the people where they want to go when they want to go, and we need to return the focus onto getting the roads fit for purpose.” 

Smith says the attitude to driver risk is too high. 

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