Improving safety on the roads is a priority for the NZ Transport Agency. We work with the New Zealand Police, Ministry of Transport and local government to deliver the Safer journeys(external link) strategy.
The Safe System recognises that people make mistakes and are vulnerable in a crash. It reduces the price paid for a mistake so crashes don't result in loss of life or limb. Mistakes are inevitable – deaths and serious injuries from road crashes are not. To learn more about the Safe System approach watch our 20 minute video.
We’re working to achieve a safe road system through:
safe roads and roadsides – improving the level of safety built into our roads
safe road use – alert users who stick to the road rules and look out for each other
safe speeds – speeds that are right for each type of road
safe vehicles – choosing the safest vehicle you can afford.
The Transport Agency is also responsible for safety on the rail network.