Speed limits

Most vehicle accidents happen because people make mistakes, and when you make mistakes at speed or when you are not driving to the conditions then accidents happen.

We are dedicated to reducing the number of crashes on our roads and decreasing harm caused to individuals, their families, and friends.

Speed Limit information

The current speed limits for our roads in the New Plymouth District can be viewed on the National Speed Limit Register (NSLR). The NSLR provides an online, maps-based, central source of speed limits for all roads in New Zealand.

Rural roads

In 2022, we undertook a rural speed limit review which involved engagement with the rural community that informed proposed changes to rural speeds.

This proposal was then taken to Council for approval on 13 September 2022. Council declined the proposed changes to rural speed limits sighting the need for further engagement and analysis. We plan to re-present this information to Council in 2023.

Urban roads

In 2023, we are also planning to undertake an urban speed limit review with the urban community that will be taken to Council for approval.

Any approved changes to speed limits on urban roads are likely to be incorporated into the Regional Speed Management Plan which we are developing in conjunction with Taranaki Regional, Stratford, and South Taranaki District Councils.

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