Visiting drivers project

Posted by on 17 April 2014 at 09:00

Following direction from the National Road Safety Committee - the NZ Transport Agency, NZ Police, ACC, local government partners and Ministry of Transport are currently scoping out a South Island project focused on the road safety of visiting drivers. These road safety partners want visitors to have the freedom to explore the region, and the country, but to do so in a safe way.

There’s high interest in this project in the lower South Island region and a national working group is talking to key local partners and interested parties. 

Only when the problem is fully scoped can a local working group be formed. It is expected that this working group will then start to look at possible solutions across a safe system – vehicles, speed, road use, and roads and roadsides. The working group may also consult with a wider range of interested parties at that stage. 

An initial meeting will be held at the end of April to scope out the problem with some key partners. Following the outcome of that meeting other key dates and deliverables will be set.

In the meantime, 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

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