Safer Journeys

New road safety strategy

On 3 March 2010, Transport Minister Steven Joyce released a new ten year strategy designed to reduce the number of people killed and seriously injured on our roads over the next decade.

The strategy - Safer Journeys - takes a system wide approach by looking at the safety of roads, road users, vehicles and speed. This approach is world best practice but a first for New Zealand.

The top priorities for action in the strategy are:

  • Young drivers
  • Alcohol and drug impaired drivers
  • Motorcycling
  • Roads and roadsides
  • Safer speeds

More information is available on the Ministry of Transport website