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Should we lower the speed limit? – Expert reaction

Peter Griffin posted in on May 12th, 2015.

A heavy weekend road toll has sparked debate about how to improve road safety in New Zealand – is lowering the speed limit the answer? Ten people died in five separate crashes over the weekend, prompting Assistant Commissioner for Road Policing, Dave Cliff to call for a lowering of the speed limit on certain open roads. […]

Waikato Times:Trains go faster than we think

Peter Griffin posted in on March 29th, 2010.

Nicole Brennan writes in the Waikato Times about research from the University of Waikato showing that people’s perception of the speed of oncoming trains can be seriously inaccurate. In fact, found the research, our perceptions can be up to 20km/hr too slow, and it is hoped the finding could help improve rail crossing safety. An […]

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