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Calls for more sensible spending on road safety in Auckland.
Auckland Transport is spending an average of $470 thousand for each of the 27 new signalised pedestrian crossings as part of its road safety scheme.
Spokesperson Mark Lambert says despite the high cost, they're necessary in areas of high safety risk like schools.
But Auckland City Councillor Maurice Williamson told Mike Hosking that his time as Transport Minister shows it can be done for much cheaper.
He says they spent nowhere near that amount of money on the photo driver's licence, and he claims the road toll came down every year as a direct result.
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