Signature programme

Safe System Signature Programme

Establishing a Signature Programme was one of the key actions in the second Safer Journeys Action Plan 2013-15.

The Signature Programme was established to enable and facilitate the implementation of projects that are ambitious, innovative, and apply the Safe System principles and approach with the aim of reducing deaths, serious injuries, or the risks of these occurring.

The projects

Future Streets Project

This project aims to make cost effective changes to urban streets that improve road safety and make walking and cycling easier and safer. Research is a strong component of this project. The project is a partnership between the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE), the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board, Auckland Transport and the NZ Transport Agency.

Find out more on the Future Streets website

Behind The Wheel Mangere/Young Drivers Project

The purpose of this project is  to support young people in Mangere to become safe and fully licenced drivers. Doing so could achieve positive road safety and employment outcomes, but also wider life benefits. This project is a partnership between ACC, NZ Transport Agency, Auckland Transport, and other central government agencies, run in collaboration with the Mangere communities.

Find out more on the Behind the Wheel website

Visiting Drivers Project

The purpose of the Visiting Drivers Project is to improve road safety for, and of, visiting drivers, while maintaining New Zealand’s reputation as an attractive and safe tourist destination. The project has an on-the-ground focus in Otago, Southland and the West Coast but many of the initiatives benefit all visitors to New Zealand and other road users. The Visiting Drivers project is a partnership between central and local government, the tourism and rental vehicle industries and others.

Find out more about the Visiting Drivers Project