Last week I was over in Kiwi land for a holiday. I wish I rode but my wife wasn't having any of that nonsense at this time of year so we rented a Corolla (automatic *gag*). Anyway I noticed while driving along one of the major highways, from Thames to Auckland if you're following along, that the enlightened and benevolent government has decided it is necessary to reduce the speed limit from 100 to 90 at some point in the last five years since I lived there. No doubt there was compelling reasons why this was necessary, probably due to a crash which got lots of people wringing their hands about the safety of nearby kittens. Anyway, this brings me to my idea, a way that authorities can protect those young felines yet not upset road users and with small cost. Each year the transit authority no doubt reviews cat fatality statistics and identifies black spots where action (lowered speed limits, naturally) is required to protect the innocent from untimely wheeled slaughter. So far, so normal. I think at the same time they should be compelled to identify places with a history of high kitten-related safety and those places get a higher speed limit. If they want to lower the speed limit of 100Km of road by 10Km/h then they -must- find another 100Km to raise by an equal amount. Imagine the goodness that would have happened in Qld when they lowered the local street limit from 60 to 50! So, what do you think, apart from the fact that it's unlikely to happen?