New Zealand could see a dramatic shift in speed limits if a new recommendation of 70km/h on rural roads and 30km/h in built up areas is implemented.
Myles Gazley from Gazley Motors joins Mark Sainsbury to address the proposal to lower the speed limits.
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A report by the International Transport Forum in Paris has recommended that in order to reduce the risk of head-on collisions, rural roads without a median barrier should have a speed limit of 70km/h.
The forum is made up of 59 member countries including New Zealand.
If implemented, this would mean almost all of New Zealand's roading network would have to have its speed limits reduced, including state highways.
Listen the full interview with Myles Gazley above.
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