Media releases

17 July 2024

Camera zone signage will encourage safer speeds and give motorists a fair go

The roll out of speed camera warning signs will alert more drivers to travel at safer speeds though high-risk areas, the AA says.

16 July 2024

AA urges drivers to be vigilant in frosty conditions as flat battery callouts rise

The Automobile Association is reminding motorists their car batteries will be feeling the effects of winter just as much as people are, as flat battery callouts top 10,000 since June 1.­

25 June 2024

AA urges fast action to address ferry infrastructure

The grounding of the Interislander ferry Aratere over the weekend again highlighted a crucial vulnerability in New Zealand’s transport network, the AA says.

6 June 2024

AA welcomes more funds for road maintenance

The AA welcomes the investment in road maintenance announced by the Government today as great news for all road users.

21 May 2024

No time to waste in starting roadside drug testing

Giving Police the ability to use roadside drug testing devices will fix a gap in New Zealand’s road safety strategy that has been exposed for too long, the AA says.

27 March 2024

AA asks: When will more speed cameras get warning signs?

New Zealand will soon have its first permanent speed camera with warning signage go live – but the AA cannot understand why it is the only one.

28 February 2024

Has an increase in reckless driving contributed to a horror start to the 2024 road toll?

With New Zealand suffering its worst January for road deaths in half a decade, the AA is concerned at a possible increase in reckless behaviour behind the wheel.

25 January 2024

Police reach 3 million breath tests for first time in a decade

The Police carrying out over 3 million breath alcohol tests last year is a huge leap towards making New Zealand’s roads safer, says the AA.

1 January 2024

Annual road deaths down but still tragically high

New Zealand’s annual road toll has fallen from the 2022 total, but the longer-term picture shows tragic incidents continuing to cast a severe shadow over the country’s roads, the AA says.

21 December 2023

AA Pet Insurance on holidaying safely with your furry family

The year is wrapping up and many of us will be preparing for festivities and road trips with the whole family, four legged members included. However, AA Pet Insurance is reminding people there are some extra precautions people should be taking with their furry friends during the holiday season.

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