Rural School Turning Vehicle Hazard Variable Speed Limit – Hiwinui School
Pursuant to clause 5.2(1) of the Land Transport Rule: Setting of Speed Limits 2017, clause 4.4(4) of the Land Transport Rule: Traffic Control Devices 2004 and a delegation from the NZ Transport Agency, I, Glenn Bunting, Manager Network Safety, approve a variable speed limit on Watershed Road and Reid Line East at Hiwinui School in accordance with the conditions set out in this notice:
1. Variable speed limit
The Manawatu District Council may set a variable speed limit of 60km/h on Watershed Road and Reid Line East at Hiwinui School, to manage the safety of all road users when vehicles are turning at the school, or when there is pedestrian or cycle activity on the road outside the school. When the variable speed limit is operating, the speed limit must be displayed on variable speed limit signs. When the variable speed limit is not operating, the variable signs must either display the permanent speed limit or be blank.
2. Length of variable speed limit
The variable speed limit on Watershed Road and Reid Line East must be a minimum length of 300 metres but must not be longer than 500 metres.
3. Periods of operation
The variable speed limit may operate for a maximum period of:
- 35 minutes before the start of school, until the start of school;
- 20 minutes at the end of school, beginning no earlier than 5 minutes before the end of school;
- 10 minutes at any time when vehicles are entering or leaving the school grounds or there is pedestrian or cycle activity on the road outside the school.
Speed limit signs that comply with the Land Transport Rule: Traffic Control Devices 2004 must be installed to identify the section of road subject to the variable speed limit.
The Manawatu District Council must set the variable speed limit by making a bylaw in accordance with the Land Transport Rule: Setting of Speed Limits 2017.
Signed at Wellington this 28th day of January 2019.
GLENN BUNTING, Manager Network Safety, NZ Transport Agency.