New Zealand’s Safer Journeys – Delivering the State Highway Safer Roads and Roadsides Programme
Submission Date: 2016 Conference: ARSC
This paper describes work underway in New Zealand, commencing mid-2015, on implementing its “Safer Journeys – Delivering the State Highway Safer Roads and Roadsides” programme. The programme is a new, highly ambitious initiative of the national government, targeting the prevention of an aggregate 1400 deaths or serious injuries on New Zealand’s rural State Highways in the first ten years of each project’s life. This will entail investing $745m in safer infrastructure along the country’s highest-risk corridors and intersections. Wherever affordable and fit-forpurpose, having regard to the functional classification of each corridor, infrastructure aligned with Safe System principles will be delivered.