Remember: during Easter, the speed tolerances are 54 and 104 km/h



Nikki Preston has little good news for those of us who are sick of watching that the speedo doesn’t drift past 104 km/hr.

A survey by Horizon Research has found more people approve of the lower speed conditions than oppose them as the 4km/h reduced speed threshold is rolled out from Easter to Anzac weekend.

Of the 3104 surveyed, 42.6 per cent supported police lowering the tolerance to 104km/h during holidays, compared to 30 per cent who did not.

But New Zealanders were divided over whether it should be lowered outside holidays, with 42.6 per cent supporting it, compared to 37 per cent against. ?

There was strong opposition to increasing the tolerance above 110km/h and more than half did not want it year-round or outside holiday periods.

Horizon Research principal Graeme Colman carried out the survey in February. He said resistance to the 104km/h speed tolerance would lift if the authorities extended it to the rest of the year.

AA general manager of motoring affairs Mike Noon said one of AA’s biggest concerns was lowering the threshold below 10km/h on passing lanes and motorways.

Let’s see where your opinion lies on this

Lowering the speed limit tolerance to 104 km/hr all year round

  • I disapprove (81%, 306 Votes)
  • I approve (18%, 67 Votes)
  • Other (1%, 3 Votes)

Total Voters: 376

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– NZ Herald