Safer Journeys – a road safety strategy to 2020
There will be "road shows" about this Strategy. SASTA is meeting with MOT today (Friday 21 August). CAN is a member of SASTA. CAN is meeting with MOT about the Safer Journeys Strategy on Mon September 14th.
From NZTA Website:
Safer Journeys – a road safety strategy to 2020
The government wants your views as part of the development of Safer Journeys, a road safety strategy to take New Zealand through to 2020.
The government is currently seeking public feedback on a discussion document that outlines key road safety issues, and proposed actions for addressing them. This document is available on www.saferjourneys.govt.nz and you can have your say through an online submission form.
Submissions will close on 5pm Friday 2 October 2009.
An online forum will also be available so you can discuss your road safety ideas with others.
The comments and views the Ministry receives will be used to develop the final strategy, Safer Journeys, to be released this December. This will be a guiding document for road safety, and will identify a mix of interventions for improving road safety.
Make sure to have your say!
On Line Discussion Forum
We want to encourage debate and discussion on how we can improve road safety in New Zealand.
You can take part in our online discussion forum if you'd like to discuss the suggested road safety initiatives outlined in the Safer Journeys discussion document.
The material contributed through this discussion forum will not be treated as a formal submission on the Safer Journeys discussion document.
Have your say on New Zealand's road safety strategy to 2020
We are preparing a road safety strategy called Safer Journeys to take us through to 2020, and we want to hear what you think about our ideas to improve road safety in New Zealand.
We have launched a discussion document that presents New Zealand's key road safety challenges and outlines 60 possible initiatives to address them. It is not the intention to introduce this many initiatives, but we want to have a public discussion which gathers together all possible interventions and considers which are the most important to adopt.
This is why we want to hear your ideas. We want to have a debate about which ones we should focus on.
Click on the links below or in the left hand menu to read more, or to have your say.
- Read the full discussion document (PDF v7.0, 2.50mb)
- Read the summary version of the discussion document (PDF v7.0, 572kb)
- Read the youth version of the discussion document (PDF v7.0, 664kb)
- Rank your top 10 or 20 initiatives
- The Safer Journeys discussion document has over 60 possible
initiatives, and we could introduce a number of them over the next
decade. However, we would not implement all, or even most of them.
Apart from resource constraints, the initiatives will vary in their
effectiveness. Some will achieve a greater reduction in road deaths and
serious injuries than others.
This is why we want to hear your ideas. We want you to select a package of the top 10 or 20 initiatives that you think we should focus on in this road safety strategy. Please then rank them in order from 1 to 10 or 1 to 20, with 1 being your most preferred or top initiative.
Alternatively, you can call us on 04 439 9000 to request a form, or print out a copy here (PDF v7.0, 78.6)
Click here to rank your top initiatives
- Make a submission
If you have any questions, check out our frequently asked questions. If we haven’t answered your question, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call us on 04 439 9000.
The comments and views we receive will be used to develop the final strategy, Safer Journeys. This will be a guiding document for road safety, and will identify the appropriate mix of interventions for improving road safety. It will be released in December 2009.
Make a submission
We want to know what you think of the proposed initiatives in the Safer Journeys discussion document.
To make a submission, click on the link below. You will have the opportunity to comment on each initiative if you wish.
Alternatively, you can email your written submission to email@example.com, or send it to: Safer Journeys, PO Box 3175, Welllington 6140. Download a submission form here (PDF v7.0, 113kb)
The deadline for submissions is Friday 2 October 2009.
Make a full online submission here
Or make a submission on a specific area below.
Areas of high concern
- Reducing alcohol/drug impaired driving
- Increasing the safety of young drivers
- Safer roads and roadsides
- Safer speeds
- Increasing the safety of motorcycling
Areas of medium concern
- Improving the safety of the light vehicle fleet
- Safer walking and cycling
- Improving the safety of heavy vehicles
- Reducing the impact of fatigue
- Addressing distraction
Areas for continued focus and emerging issues
- Increasing the level of restraint use
- Increasing road safety for older New Zealanders
- Road safety education