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"We want everyone who travels on our roads to return home safely," said Auckland Transport (AT) chief executive Shane Ellison, borrowing from WorkSafe's public safety message in its Home Time programme.

Julia Peters, head of the Auckland Regional Public Health Service, who has worked with AT on this plan, called road safety in Auckland "a crisis". She welcomed the decision to lower speed limits and said she spoke not just for her service but for "all the doctors and nurses who work in emergency departments and in trauma units".

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