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Media releases about safety issues.

14 March 2014

AA warns motorists to check status of roads this weekend

As Cyclone Lusi nears New Zealand the AA advises motorists to check road conditions before travelling this weekend and to take extra care if they venture out.

27 February 2014

Majority of Wellington CBD injury crashes occur under 30kph

The greatest number of road crashes that leave people hurt in Wellington’s central city happen at less than 30km/h, according to Automobile Association research.

26 February 2014

Mandatory ESC a game changer for road safety

The AA welcomes a proposed new regulation that will see all new passenger vehicles and used imports require electronic stability control (ESC).

14 February 2014

Mazda 3 renews 5-star safety status

The 2014 Mazda 3 sedan and hatch has ticked all the boxes to earn the top Australasian New Car Assessment Programme (ANCAP) safety rating, but there is still room for improvement.

11 February 2014

Share the road safely tomorrow ... and every day

Share the road safely is the AA’s message for national Go By Bike Day tomorrow.

10 February 2014

AA free driving lessons launch in Palmerston North

The AA Driving School has extended its free driving lesson programme to include Palmerston North.

31 January 2014

Pack of Pomeranians among rescued from locked vehicles

A carload of Pomeranian dogs is among the 197 emergency calls the Automobile Association attended so far this summer to rescue animals and children from locked cars.

28 January 2014

Too soon to look at extending lower speed tolerance - AA

Talk of making the lower speed tolerance permanent is premature, says the Automobile Association.

31 December 2013

2013 road toll another record breaker

The lowest annual road toll since 1950 is not due to any one change, says the Automobile Association.

20 December 2013

Make it easy for others to pass safely these holidays

The AA is urging slower drivers to make an extra effort to let others pass on the roads this summer.

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