Evening Post 23 December 1913
MOTOR BYLAWS, 1913.
IN exercise of the powers on that behalf conferred on it by The Motor Regulation Act, 1908,” “The Counties Act, 1908,” or any other Act of the General Assembly, enabling it in that behalf, the Council of the Hutt County hereby makes the following By-laws:-
1. In this Bylaw the term “Motor” shall have the meaning assigned to it by “The Motor Regulation Act, 1908.”
2. The following provisions shall apply to (1) that portion of the main road between the foot of the Paekakariki Hill on the north side and the dwelling house of Mr. R. Abbott in the Horokiwi Valley, and (2) that portion of the main road between the summit of the Rimutaka and the May Morn (sic) tramway crossing at Mungaroa, and (3) the road over the Wainui-o-mata Hill from the boundary of the Lower Hutt Borough to the foot of the hill on the east side, and (4) the road from Hayward”s to Pahautanui, between Haywards and the bridge near the foot of the hill on the north side at or near section 10.
(a) No portion of the road shall be used for the testing of Motors or for the purposes of any competitive trial of Motors unless with the consent of the Hutt County Council first obtained, provided that in granting any such consent such Council may impose such conditions as it may deem expedient to preveent danger to the public or damage to the roadway.
(b) Motors going downhill shall give way to Motors and horse-drawn vehicles going uphill.
(c) The rate of speed shall not at any point exceed ten miles an hour downhill, or fifteen miles an hour uphill, and shall be reduced to eight miles an hour or loss, if need be, at every point where the uninterrupted view of the full width of the road, as seen from the driver”s seat, shall be less than fifty yards in extent.
3. The following provisions shall apply to that, portion of the main road between the railway overbridge at Silverstream and the dwelling-house of Mr. Reuben King at the Taita:-
(a) Motors going north shall make way for motors and horse-drawn vehicles going south, and shall draw on to the near or left-hand side at a crossing-place, to allow the approaching motor or vehicle to pass.
(b) The rate of speed shall not at any point exceed twenty miles an hour, and shall be reduced to a reasonable rate in the circumstances, where the uninterrupted view of the full width of the road, as seen from the driver”s, seat, shall be less than fifty yards in extent.
4. The following provisions shall apply to all roads in the townships of Pahautanui, Paekakariki, and Paraparaumu, in the County of Hutt:
(a) The rate of speed shall not at any point exceed twenty miles an hour. (b) The rate of speed at street intersections shall not exceed eight miles an hour.
(c) The rate of speed when turning a corner shall not exceed eight miles an hour.
5. The following provision shall apply to the main road between Paremata and the dwellinghouse of Mr. R. Abbott, in the Horokiwi Valley.
(a) The rate of speed shall not at any point exceed twenty miles an hour, and shall be reduced to a reasonable rate in the circumstances, where the uninterrupted view of the full width of the road, as seen from the driver”s seat, shall be less than fifty yards in extent.
6. The following provisions shall apply to all those portions af roads specified in the preceding clauses:—
(a) No motor shall overtake and pass any other motor or horse-drawn vehicle unless there shall be at the time of completee passing at least fifty yards of clear roadway between the motor or the vehicle overtaken, and any motor or horse-drawn vehicle approaching from the opposite direction.
(b) Motors when travelling along any curve or bond in the road shall be kept as close as possible to the left-hand or near side of the roadway.
7. The following provisions shall apply to all roads in tho County:
(a) The sign denoting danger is a red equilateral triangle, having sides about two foot in length, and such a sign showing on the near or left-hand side of the road indicates to the driver of the approaching motor that he is about to enter on a dangerous zone, and that speed must be reduced accordingly.
(b) The absence of any such sign as aforesaid shall not excuse any person from the consequences resulting from his having driven or having been party to the driving of a motor imprudently.
(c) A person shall not wilfully or improperly remove or displace or injure or disfigure or deface any board, plate sign, or tablet, or any support fastening or fitting of any board plate, sign, or tablet used or constructed or adapted to be used for the exhibition of any bylaw or notice or for indicating the rate of speed above which motors must not be driven, or a dangerous place, and fixed and set up by the Hutt County Council on or near to any road under the jurisdiction of such Council.
(d) The person in charge of a motor shall carry attached thereto, and shall use, when neccssary, a bell or other instrument capable of giving audible and sufficient, warning of the approach or position of the motor. 8. Every person who shall offend or be party to an offence against any of the foregoing bylaws shall be liable for every such offence to such penalty not exceeding five pounds, as the Court inflicting the same shall in its discretion think fit.
The above Bylaws of the Hutt County are published for general information, pursuant to the provisions of “The Counties Act, 1908,” and “The Motor Regulation Act, 1910,” and will come into force on the 8th day of January, 1914.
By order of the Hutt County Council.
H. D. ATKINSON, Clerk.
Dated at Wellington this 22nd day of December, 1913.
Evening Post 24 November 1938
NEW SPEED LIMITS
IN CERTAIN AREAS
BEACHES NEAR WELLINGTON
THIRTY MILES AN HOUR
Speed restrictions of thirty miles an hour are to be enforced in certain beach settlement areas and on main highways near Wellington, according to a statement made by the Minister of Transport (the Hon. R. Semple). The necessary signs will be erected within the next few weeks, and the new speed limits would operative from that time.
The following roads are affected:-
The main highway from Lower Hutt Borough through the Taita Settlement for about a mile to a point beyond the Taita school.
In the Epuni settlement, Hutt Valley, from Nae Nae Lne along Nae Nae Road to the Lower Hutt Borough boundary at Brasell Street.
“With regards to the Epuni settlement, these roads, though running through a built-up area, had not previously been restricted because of their being outside the borough boundary. Now that they are brought under the restriction the anomaly is removed.