Lowering the speed limits on State Highway 2 north of Tauranga will only make things more dangerous on a road already struggling to cope with demand, say those fighting for greater change.
The NZ Transport Agency is seeking feedback to its proposal to slow the speed of SH2 traffic between Katikati and Tauranga. Earlier this year, the stretch of highway was identified as the nation's second most dangerous road, with 1.4 fatalities per kilometre since 2000.
Te Puna resident Sean Lett said slowing things down would not make a difference.
"We've got speed limits there already and people don't stick