Irate over speed limit

Duntroon is not giving up its fight to have the speed limit lowered in the town.

The Duntroon District Development Association has asked the Waitaki District Council to lower the 70kmh speed limit on town streets to 50kmh, and the New Zealand Transport Agency to do the same on State Highway 83 within the town boundary.

That has not yet happened, the council saying it will undertake a district-wide review of speed limits this (2011-12) financial year and the agency quoting a formula which Duntroon does not meet.

Association chairman Mike Gray said the town still wanted action, supported by all residents in a survey which considered the 70kmh limit was dangerous.

The limit used to be 50kmh, but was changed in 2005 without consultation.

Since then, residents had pressed to have it lowered.

"Now, in 2011, despite promises, dates being set, then changed, we are still trying to get these speed limits reviewed. My community is very irate at the inaction."

Mr Gray demanded the issue be dealt with this year.


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