Pursuant to clause 6.1 of Land Transport Rule: Setting of Speed Limits 2003 and a delegation from the NZ Transport Agency, I, Glenn Bunting, Network Manager, approve a variable speed limit at the schools listed in the Schedule, where there is a turning vehicle hazard, in accordance with the conditions set out in this notice.
1. Variable Speed Limit
The road controlling authorities listed in the Schedule may set a variable speed limit of 60km/h on a road with a permanent speed limit of 80km/h or a variable speed limit of 70km/h on a road with a permanent speed limit of 100km/h to manage the hazard caused by turning vehicles at the schools listed in the Schedule.
2. Length of Variable Speed Limit
The variable speed limit on the main road on which the school is located must be a minimum length of 300 metres, unless this condition is impractical, but should not be longer than 500 metres. The length of variable speed limit on side roads may be shorter than 300 metres.
3. Periods of Operation
The 60km/h or 70km/h speed limit may operate for a maximum period of:
(a) 35 minutes before the start of school, until the start of school;
(b) 20 minutes at the end of school, beginning no earlier than five minutes before the end of school;
(c) 10 minutes at any other time when vehicles are entering or leaving the school grounds or there is pedestrian or cycle activity on the road outside the school, at schools where all approaches to the variable speed limit are controlled
by "Variable speed limit (rural schools turning vehicle hazard)" signs.
(a) Signs that comply with the "Rural Schools Variable Speed Limit (Turning Vehicle Hazard) Trial" notice published in the New Zealand Gazette, 17 May 2012, No. 55, page 1606, must be installed on every approach to a variable speed limit at a school listed in the Schedule as follows:
(i) At least one "Variable speed limit (rural schools turning vehicle hazard)" sign on each approach to the variable speed limit on the main road outside the school and on each approach on a major side road that intersects with the road controlled with a variable speed limit; and
(ii) At least one "Variable speed limit - fixed (rural schools turning vehicle hazard)" sign on each approach on a minor side road that intersects with the road controlled with a variable speed limit.
(b) R1-1, R1-1.1 or R1-3 signs that comply with Land Transport Rule: Traffic Control Devices 2004 must be installed at the end of the variable speed limit on every road that leaves the variable speed limit.
A road controlling authority must set a variable speed limit for a school listed in the Schedule by making a bylaw in accordance with Land Transport Rule: Setting of Speed Limits 2003.
Road Controlling Authority School Road Local Authority
Invercargill City Council Myross Bush School Mill Road Invercargill City
Matamata-Piako District Council Elstow-Waihou Combined School Bowlers Road Matamata-Piako District
NZ Transport Agency Amisfield School State Highway 1 South Waikato District
NZ Transport Agency Dairy Flat School State Highway 17 Auckland City
NZ Transport Agency Kaihere School State Highway 27 Hauraki District
NZ Transport Agency Kai Iwi School State Highway 3 Wanganui District
NZ Transport Agency Kaimai School State Highway 29 Western Bay of Plenty District
NZ Transport Agency Newstead School State Highway 26 Waikato District
NZ Transport Agency Opiki School State Highway 56 Horowhenua District
NZ Transport Agency Opoutere School State Highway 25 Thames-Coromandel District
NZ Transport Agency Paki Paki School State Highway 50A Hastings District
NZ Transport Agency Pyes Pa Road School State Highway 36 Western Bay of Plenty District
NZ Transport Agency Te Uku School State Highway 23 Waikato District
NZ Transport Agency Te Wharekura o Te Rau Aroha State Highway 27 Matamata-Piako District
NZ Transport Agency Tirohia School State Highway 26 Hauraki District
Waimakariri District Council Loburn School Hodgsons Road Waimakariri District
Waimakariri District Council Swannanoa School Tram Road Waimakariri District
Wanganui District Council Westmere School Francis Road Wanganui District
Signed at Wellington this 14th day of May 2012.
GLENN BUNTING, Network Manager.