27 February 2019
Aucklanders urged to back safe and appropriate speeds to save lives
Trafinz, New Zealand’s longest serving organisation dedicated to road safety, is urging Aucklanders to get behind
Auckland Transport’s Speed Limits Bylaw consultation starting on 28 February.
As part of the safe infrastructure programme, Auckland Transport is proposing to change speed limits across Auckland, by
setting new safe and appropriate speed limits for 10% of roads under its control.
“Trafinz strongly supports the proposals of safe and appropriate speed limits to be set for Auckland’s roads because we
know slower speeds are the most cost-effective way to save lives”. says Mr John Goettler, Trafinz spokesperson and Vice
“Auckland’s rising rate of deaths and serious injury is unacceptable. Speeds limits across urban and rural areas are not
currently posted at safe and appropriate speeds for road users.
Trafinz urges Aucklanders to respond to the consultation by supporting these speed management proposals that focus on
Reducing inappropriate and unsafe speeds will make Auckland’s roads safer and improve the livability of Auckland for
everyone,” says Mr Goettler.
Auckland Transport’s consultation is open until 31 March 2019.
For further information contact the Institute the Vice President John Gottler President or the Institutes’ President
Councillor Andy Foster or go to the web site for detailshttp://www.trafinz.org.nz
Trafinz or the New Zealand Local Authority Traffic Institute was formed in 1948, it represents local authority views on
road safety, land use integration, traffic management and control in New Zealand. It acts as a forum for collectively
pursuing transportation issues of interest to local authorities, and for sharing information and advice. It exists to
lobby the government, to influence decision making on road safety, transportation and land use integration. Member local
authorities represent more than two thirds of the NZ population.
Trafinz serves the public interest by advocating for safe, efficient, sustainable, economic transportation planning and
the management of traffic. Trafinz has a wide interest in pursuing all aspects of road safety, traffic management, land
use integration, roading reform, effective community involvement, environmental issues, parking, traffic operations,
transport planning, worlds best performance and innovative solutions.