AA doesn't believe blanket speed limit will reduce road crashes

By Wepiha Te Kanawa
  • Auckland
  • Wellington

The AA believes a blanket speed limit change isn't the answer to reducing accidents on the roads following a horrendous weekend which killed ten people in five seperate crashes across the country.

The government has also come under fire for not doing enough to stop the multiple crashes on our roads.

Dylan Thompton of the AA says they don't support the idea of blanket changes of speed limits across the country, they believe the public agrees that a change in the speed limit to all roads would be unnecessary and pointless.

He says, "Its way to simple to say well lets lower the speed limit and then we wont see crashes like this anymore, you know theres more to it then that, theres a whole bunch of factors a crash is never normal just because of one thing."

Dylan Thompton says looking at the history and location of the particular road, then applying the appropriate changes would be more beneficial.

According to Prime Minster John Key the main contributing factors of deaths on our roads are alcohol, speed and fatigue. Our reporter Wepiha Te Kanwa talks with Ernst Zollner from New Zealand Transport Agency tonight.