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Thursday, April 7, 2011

Speed limits to be enforced on damaged roads

Speed limits to be enforced on damaged roads

Last updated 16:40 08/04/2011
 
Police will be enforcing 30kph speed limits on earthquake-damaged roads in Christchurch's eastern suburbs to prevent further deterioration.

Transport Manager Alan Beuzenberg said short-term road repairs were being made to bring the roads up to acceptable standards. The 30kph speed limits would be enforced on the roads where repairs would take longer.

Canterbury Road Policing Manager Inspector Al Stewart said drivers were putting themselves and other road users at risk of injury and death if they broke the speed restrictions.

''Speeding vehicles are also a major headache for residents in hard-hit parts of the city,'' said Stewart. ''It's an extra stress that people just don't need right now.

''Police will be actively enforcing the new reduced speed limits, and we will be out there with additional patrols, providing a regular visible presence.''

Maps of the new speed limits can be found at http://canterburyearthquake.org.nz/reduced-speed-limits/

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