Time to slow down

Published: Tue 13 Nov 2007 02:01 PM
12 November, 2007
Time to slow down
Driver feedback signs - telling drivers how fast they're going - have been installed throughout the city, as the latest weapon in the on-going battle to reduce the Waitakere suburban toll of road crashes, injuries and even deaths.
The Waitakere City Council has recently installed the signs at 12 locations throughout Waitakere, where speed has contributed to a number of crashes, or has endangered the safety of pedestrians and other road users.
All drivers’ speeds are recorded by these signs, but only speeds 10km/ph either side of the speed limited are displayed on the feedback screen.
Vehicles exceeding the speed limit by more than 10km/ph will only see the message "Slow Down" – however the council will be able to use the data gathered from these signs to let the Police know when to visit these areas.

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