Speed limits have been raised from 100kph to 110kph on some of our roads because the roads are safe authorities say. The majority of our roads are safe. The problem is unsafe drivers.
Everyone's in a hurry. Life is lived at such pace. People are so busy and stressed out. They're impatient, inconsiderate and drive in the same mindset.
You get to your destination just the same doing the designated speed limits. Running late is no excuse for speeding. Leave home a few minutes earlier, drive responsibly and considerately and we'll all get to where we're going safely and alive. Oh if only!
There was another fatality on SH2 recently. Possibly the result of excessive speed and there will be more on this stretch of SH2 until the new highway is built.
Ignorant drivers don't drive to the road/weather conditions, speed limits, don't adhere to the road rules, if indeed they know them, drive drunk/drugged or text while driving. I see that constantly.
The impact of an accident at 110kph is colossal and injuries sustained are often not survivable. Our overworked, underpaid emergency services don't need this extra work.
So much for the TV campaign – less speed, less harm.