We're working towards a future where no one is killed or seriously injured in road crashes in Aotearoa New Zealand
This week we will begin seeking feedback from communities in Northland and north Auckland about the current speeds on 11 sections of state highway.
Over the last ten years more than 27000 people have lost their lives or been seriously injured on New Zealand’s roads, 1700 of these in Northland and 5800 in Auckland alone.
The effects of these deaths and serious injuries are traumatic for whānau, friends, communities, workplaces – and our whole country.
The areas we are putting under the spotlight in Northland and north Auckland have been identified as roads where safer speed limits could make a big difference in preventing more deaths and serious injuries.
Speed increases both the likelihood of crashes and the severity of crashes when they happen.
No matter what causes a crash, the speed at impact can be the difference between being killed, injured, or walking away unharmed. This is especially true when people who walk or bike are involved.