Safety improvements and new speed limits for SH1 Taupō Airport to Turangi
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency has announced the safer speed limits on this road will take effect from 12 October 2020.
Director Regional Relationships Steve Mutton says this route is a high-risk road. Eight people died and 30 people were seriously injured in crashes on this stretch of SH1 in the ten years from 2009-2018.
“Speed is a factor in every crash. We all make mistakes, and we will never eliminate crashes, but speed can be the factor that determines whether you are killed, seriously injured or walk away from a crash unharmed. Mistakes are inevitable, but deaths and serious injuries aren’t.
“Our priority is to make this road safer so everyone using it can get where they are going safely and reliably,” Mr Mutton says.
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