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Better Conversations on Road Risk

Our roads are unique. They are varied, scenic and often enjoyable to drive, but they can also be dangerous and unforgiving. Our roads have many hidden hazards.

Drivers need to choose the right speed for the roads because not all risks are visible, and often our roads aren't easy to read. When the right cues are in place, drivers have an easier time choosing a safe speed.

Communities have a role to play in assessing the risks of their roads, and putting in place accurate and reliable safety measures that reflect the road conditions and help drivers read the road. This will help create a transport system that is safe for all road users.

OUR CENTRAL STORY

Not all New Zealand roads have the same risk. We need to help drivers read the road.

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New Zealand roads can be unforgiving

  • Our roads are unique. Our roads are windy, hilly and often single lane 
  • These roads can be challenging and demanding to drive, and the consequences of small errors can be fatal
  • Not all risks are visible, and often our roads aren't easy to read

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Drivers need to choose the right speed for the road

  • Drivers use a lot of cues to read the road and assess the right speed for the road and the conditions 
  • Conditions include the shape of the road, the weather, traffic, other road users, and road-side hazards 
  • Regardless of what causes a crash, speed always plays a part 

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