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Discussion: 30kph

in: blairtrewin; blairtrewin > 2020-02-17

Feb 17, 2020 11:23 AM # 
tRicky:
Seems to be the default speed limit through any roadworks (of which there are a lot) in NZ whereas in WA it's typically 80kph (highways), 60kph or 40kph if they're actively working.

We only seem to have a very few 40kph areas outside of said roadworks and they're typically heavily pedestrian oriented (Rockingham foreshore and Vic Park along Albany Hwy to name a couple).
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Feb 18, 2020 12:22 AM # 
Bruce:
Not many NZ drivers seem to pay attention to the 30 signs though.
Feb 18, 2020 12:36 AM # 
Shingo:
You'd never get anywhere if you did
Feb 18, 2020 1:14 AM # 
tRicky:
Not many drivers anywhere pay attention to roadwork speed limits.
Feb 18, 2020 11:11 AM # 
blairtrewin:
The whole Melbourne CBD, I think, is now a 40 zone, as are a lot of suburban shopping strips in Melbourne. The logic is that in areas with high pedestrian density, the difference in speed between 40 and 60 makes a huge difference to the survival chances of a pedestrian hit by a car (I think it's something like 70% at 40, 10% at 60).

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