Seven years worth of speeding fines issued on a Christchurch road could be deemed invalid after police ticketed drivers based on the wrong speed limit.
The 50kmh speed limit on Port Hills Rd, from Garlands Rd to the Tunnel Rd intersection, was legally changed to 60kmh by the NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) in March 2011, but the signs were never changed so police have been ticketing people based on a 50kmh limit.
…due to the focus on earthquake recovery and competing priorities, the new (60kmh) signs were not installed. NZTA installed new 60kmh signs on Thursday last week.
Police were now trawling through seven years of infringement notices issued on the 2.8-kilometre stretch of road to identify any that were invalid as a result of the incorrect signage.