In 2018, Waka Kotahi and Tasman District Council lowered speeds on State Highway 60 (known as the Appleby Highway) and nine neighbouring local roads to improve safety. Two years on and safer speeds are saving lives.
Between 2008–2018, eight people were killed and 24 were seriously injured on this stretch of road. The speed limits were reduced from 100km/h to 80km/h on SH60 and 60km/h on nearby local roads. Since the speed limit was reduced, just one person was seriously injured in a crash on the highway.