The project is being delivered as part of Road to Zero, Aotearoa's road safety strategy, to reduce the number of people killed and seriously injured on New Zealand’s roads.
Road to Zero is guided by the Safe System approach which remains the international gold standard in road safety.
It recognises that while mistakes are inevitable, deaths and serious injuries from crashes are not. The Safe System approach seeks to create a safe and forgiving road system that makes the safety of people a priority.
Road to Zero sets an initial target to reduce deaths and serious injuries on New Zealand’s roads, streets,cycleways and footpaths by 40 percent over the next 10 years.