Motoring journalist and broadcaster Allan Dick says the Government is softening us up for a drop in the open road speed limit.
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“We’ve had successive heads of the police have been saying this - we should have 90, we should have this, we should have that."
We've been softened up for this for a long time.
He told RadioLIVE that the wheels have been in motion within the bureaucracy for a lowering of the speed limit for a while.
“We’ve been being softened up for this for a long time, for at least the past two years.
“They’re setting us up for a worst case scenario, so that when they actually decide what to do we’ll go phew, well that wasn’t so bad after all.” he says.
Allan Dick says over the past three years the country's road toll has increased quite sharply.
“When you flood the country with tourists, when you flood the country with immigrants and you don’t expect the road toll to go up, you haven’t got the finger on the pulse.”
Listen the full interview with Allan Dick above.