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Land Transport Rule: Setting of Speed Limits 2017

Published: | Category: Setting of speed limits , Land transport rules | Audience: General

The Rule sets out the roles and responsibilities of the NZ Transport Agency (the Agency) and road controlling authorities (RCAs) for reviewing and setting speed limits. 

About the rule

The rule currently available is a principal rule. If it is amended in future a consolidated format (including amendments) will also be made available on this website. The electronic versions of legislation on this website, and any legislation printed from the website:

  • have no official status
  • are made available for information only and should not be relied on as the authoritative text.

About the questions and answers

Questions and answers are provided to accompany a new rule or amendment rule when it is signed. These versions of the questions and answers are not updated to take into account any later amendments to the rule and are retained for historic interest only.

If you have any further questions, please contact the Rules Team by emailing

Publication details

  • Author:
  • Published: 24 August 2017
  • Reference: Rule 54001/2017
  • Amendments: 4001/2017/1 (Latest amendment)

Printed copies are available from Blue Star. 

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