Visiting Drivers Project

The purpose of this 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 also benefit all visitors to New Zealand and other road users. 

Many organisations are working together to ensure all visitors have a safe and enjoyable holiday experience. They include central and local government, the private sector and others in New Zealand and overseas. There is no single solution, or single organisation that can improve road safety for visitors and others on the road. It takes many people working together to improve road safety across all parts of the system – roads and roadsides, speed, vehicles and road use.

A range of initiatives are in place - and more will be introduced - to reach visitors at each stage of their holiday - planning, booking, in-flight, arriving in NZ, and when actually on our roads.

 Visiting Drivers Project information

Visiting driver project video

Visiting Drivers Project news releases

August 2017

June 2017

December 2016

November 2016

October 2016

August 2016

April 2016

December 2015

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October 2015

September 2015

August 2015

July 2015

June 2015

Visiting Drivers Project detailed information

If you have any relevant information on improving visitor safety generally, that you would like the national working group to know about, you can email visitingdrivers@nzta.govt.nz