2011 - 2012 Action Plan
The Safer Journeys Action Plan 2011-2012 built on the work started by the launch of the Strategy, and gave it some real momentum. The Action Plan was the first of its kind, and provided a framework to develop and implement initiatives over 2011-2012.
It set out some ambitious goals and proposed some big changes—all guided by the wider Safer Journeys vision of achieving “a safe road system increasingly free of death and serious injury”.
The Action Plan’s main focus was advancing the Safe System approach. The Safe System looks beyond the road user, and examines the entire road system. You can read more about the Safe System here.
The two major Safe System areas of focus in the 2011-2012 Action Plan were creating safer roads and roadsides, and safe speeds—although strengthening any part of the Safe System simultaneously strengthened the others.
The main actions for the 2011–2012 Action Plan included:
- targeting high-risk rural roads and high-risk urban intersections
- progressing Safe System demonstration projects by showcasing improvements of high-risk rural roads and high-risk urban intersections where road safety outcomes were monitored
- ensuring that the Roads of National Significance were designed with a four star KiwiRAP rating to improve road safety
- developing public education campaigns to achieve acceptance of safe speeds
- creating speed limits that reflected a Safe System, such as reduced speed limits in high-risk areas, and police enforcement of these new speed limits.