The AA works to achieve a fair deal and makes submissions on various topics on behalf of New Zealand motorists. These are the AA's response to consultation on proposed changes to transport related legislation and regulations.
Much of the AA's advocacy on behalf of motorists happens behind the scenes through meetings with the government, and Members of Parliament from all political parties to keep motorists' issues top of mind.
While it can be a challenge to represent all views on the wide range of issues that affect motorists, the AA's approach is to work with elected AA District Councillors throughout New Zealand, and to regularly survey Members to gauge their opinions on motoring issues. Because the AA is able to confidently say "the majority of Members believe ..." government and other decision-makers listen.
Agencies such as the New Zealand Transport Agency, Ministry of Transport, the Police and ACC are also regularly engaged to ensure the interests of motorists are accurately represented and considered in policy development and decision-making.
This process of influencing policy includes the preparation of submissions in response to proposed changes to transport-related legislation and regulations.
The AA has strong links with overseas motoring clubs, and works particularly closely with the Australian Automobile Association. These relationships help ensure the AA keeps at the forefront of international experience and best practice in important areas such as road safety and regulations.