Millie, 11, asks New Plymouth councillors to say yes to lower speed limits
An 11-year-old New Plymouth schoolgirl took her campaign for a lower speed limit on her rural road to district councillors, telling them of the near miss that she and her mother had with a delivery truck.
“If my mum hadn’t heard it we could have been seriously injured,” Millie Stonier told the New Plymouth District Council Strategy & Operations Committee on Tuesday.
“The driver wasn’t even breaking the speed limit because it was an 80 zone.”
Millie started a petition calling for a lower speed limit on Waireka Rd East in Omata, which has seven properties and a primary school.
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Stuff: Christina Persico – September 8, 2020