Notice Type
Authorities/Other Agencies of State
Notice Title

Traffic Sign-Speed Limit (Threshold)

Pursuant to section 129 (6) of the Traffic Regulations
1976, and pursuant to a subdelegation from the Director of Land Transport Safety by an instrument dated 3 May 1999, I, John Paul Edgar, Manager Safer Roads, hereby:
(a) revoke the Traffic Sign - Speed Limit (Threshold) notice dated 26 May 2000*; and
(b) authorise the erection, installation and maintenance of the Regulatory Traffic Sign described in the Schedule to this notice for the purposes of Regulation 128 (4) of the Traffic Regulations 1976. The sign may be used in substitution for the sign described as Regulation 22 (a) Speed Limit (Normal) in Part IV, Fourth Schedule to the Traffic Regulations 1976.
Description of Traffic Sign
The Speed Limit (Threshold) permanent regulatory sign must conform to the layout of the example sign depicted in the diagram below and be in accordance with the following:
1. Shape and Size
Rectangular 1900mm wide, 2700mm high.
2 Background colour
White, reflectorised green or reflectorised blue.
3. Border
Black where the background is white otherwise reflectorised white.
4. Legend
(a) speed limit symbol:
Shape and size - circle 1300mm diameter.
Background colour - reflectorised white.
Border - reflectorised white.
Legend - reflectorised red roundel with 1200mm external diameter enclosing speed limit in kilometres an hour in black lettering 400mm high, stroke width 62mm.
(b) place name:
Shape and size - lettering normally on one line as shown in the example and must be Modified Series E minimum 160mm high upper case and 120mm high lower case.
Colour - reflectorised white.
(c) greeting message (optional):
Shape and size - upper case lettering Series D of same size as the lower case lettering of the place name.
Colour - black where the background is white, otherwise reflectorised white.
Example Sign

Dated at Wellington this 25th day of October 2000.
JOHN PAUL EDGAR, Manager, Safer Roads.
*New Zealand Gazette, 1 June 2000, No. 59, page 1295.