Rural School Safe Speeds
A number of Taranaki rural schools are situated within limited speed zones, however, many are still in rural areas that have a 100 km per hour limit. Creating a safe speed for schools while not detrimentally affecting other road users can have its challenges.
Roadsafe Taranaki has funded high-visibility vests for bus students over the last five years to increase the visibility of students as they walk to and from the bus stops.
The NZ Transport Agency and Auckland Transport have partnered up to work together on a two-year trial, with four rural schools targeting a 60 km per hour enforceable speed limit sign, which is activated during peak school traffic hours. We will provide updates on this trial as we receive the information.