CAN has released a joint statement with Bike Auckland about our Mourning the future fallen ceremonies held today to acknowledge and pay our respects the extra lives that will be lost due to increasing speed limits around the country.

Key points:

  • The government is increasing speed limits under the new ‘Land Transport Rule: Setting of speed limits Rule 2024’, often called the Speed Rule
  • On roads around the country where safer speeds have been implemented, deaths and serious injuries have been reduced.
  • New Zealanders are urged to inform themselves about the Speed Rule and have their say before consultation closes next Thursday 11 July.
  • We need safe speeds.

We’re calling on the Minister to ditch these lethal speed increases and to keep permanent bubbles of safety around schools. And to New Zealanders, if you feel the needless death of one adult or child is one too many, make sure you speak up about this before Thursday. The Speed Rule must be stopped.

Read the full joint release.


Release Date: 
Friday, 5 July, 2024