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Speed Limits Bylaw 2013

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Speed Limits Bylaw 2013

Gisborne District Council Speed Limits Bylaw was reviewed and applies from 12 December 2013.

The bylaw sets speed limits and applies to all roads under the jurisdiction of Gisborne District Council and excludes state highways.  Police use the bylaw to enforce speed limits. 

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Gisborne District Council Speed Limits Bylaw 2013

1. Introduction

1.1 Pursuant to the Local Government Act 2002, the Land Transport Act 1998 and Land Transport Rule : Setting of Speed Limits 2003, the Gisborne District Council makes this bylaw to set speed limits.

2. Title

2.1 The title of this bylaw is the Gisborne District Council Speed Limits Bylaw 2013.

3. Date the speed limits come into force

3.1 This bylaw shall come into force upon the date of the resolution referred to in Clause 8.

3.2 From the date this bylaw comes into force, any previous bylaws relating to the setting of speed limits on roads under the control of the Gisborne District Council shall be repealed.

4. Interpretation

4.1 The terms road, speed limit and urban traffic area have the same as in Land Transport Rule : Setting of Speed Limits 2003.

4.2 Vehicle has the same meaning as given in s.2 of the Land Transport Act 1998.

5. Speed limits

5.1 The roads or areas described in the schedules specified in paragraph 6 or as shown on a map referenced in the schedules are declared to have the speed limits specified in the schedules and maps which are part of this bylaw.

6 Schedules

Schedule 1: Urban Traffic Areas – Roads that have a Speed Limit of 50 km/h. Roads shown in red on the following named maps are in designated urban traffic areas that have a speed limit of 50 km/h.
Maps: Gisborne District Council Speed Restriction zones: Gisborne city, Makaraka, Makorori, Manutuke, Matawai, Muriwai, Okitu, Pātūtahi, Ruatōria, Te Karaka, Tikitiki, Tokomaru Bay, Tolaga Bay, Wainui.
Previous Legal Instrument: Gisborne District Council Speed Limits Bylaw 2005.

Schedule 2: Roads that have a Speed Limit of 70 km/h. Roads shown in blue on the following named maps are declared to have a speed limit of 70 km/h.
Maps: Gisborne District Council Speed Restriction Zones: Gisborne city, Hicks Bay, Makaraka, Okitu, Ormond, Te Araroa, Te Puia Springs, Tokomaru Bay, Tolaga Bay, Wainui, Whatatutu.

Schedule 3: Roads that have a Speed Limit of 80 km/h. Roads shown in purple on the following maps are declared to have a speed limit of 80km/h.
Maps: Gisborne District Council Speed Restriction Zones: Lavenham, Manutuke.

Schedule 4: Rural Areas – Roads that have a Speed Limit of 100 km/h.
All public roads within Gisborne district not otherwise referenced, or marked in green on maps named in Schedules 1, 2 and 3, are designated Rural Areas that have a speed limit of 100 km/h.

Schedule 5: Roads that have a Variable Speed Limit. Maps: Mangapapa School.

Schedule 6: New additions to the Bylaw.

7. Offences

7.1 Every person commits an offence against this bylaw who operates a vehicle in excess of the bylaw speed limits set by this bylaw.

8. Date bylaw made

8.1 This bylaw was made by the Gisborne District Council at a meeting of the Council on 12 December 2013.

9. Speed restriction zones maps 

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