Media releases

23 December 2019

Passengers can play their part in safe holiday driving

The AA has a road safety message for a different group this holiday season – passengers.

20 December 2019

Mis-fueling mistake risks catastrophic damage – AA

The Automobile Association is concerned about a reported increase in the number of motorists accidentally filling up with Diesel Exhaust Fluid.

19 December 2019

AA welcomes roadside drug testing at last

The introduction of roadside drug testing will be a milestone moment in New Zealand’s road safety history, says the AA.

19 December 2019

AA sees plenty of potential in new road safety strategy

Greater investment in road safety is one of the most critical elements in the Government’s new Road To Zero 10-year strategy for the next decade, says the AA.

28 November 2019

AA welcomes safer variable speed limits for schools

Most drivers will be on board with the Government’s plans to reduce speed limits around schools and bring back signs ahead of speed cameras, says the Automobile Association.

15 October 2019

AA calls for a re-think on SH6 speed limit proposal

The AA is concerned that the NZ Transport Agency is losing public confidence by proposing a blanket speed limit reduction along the whole road between Nelson and Blenheim.

15 October 2019

Future-proofed design for new Manawatū Tararua highway

The AA is pleased to hear the design for the road that will eventually replace the closed Manawatu Gorge will now be four lanes for its whole length.

4 October 2019

A welcome step forward for Otaki to Levin highway

Local communities and drivers in the lower North Island will be welcoming the Government committing to work to improve the highway from Otaki to Levin.

25 September 2019

AA concerned at number of drink drivers avoiding interlocks

Nearly half the drink drivers facing an alcohol interlock are not being sentenced to one, a report from the AA Research Foundation has found.

25 September 2019

Government continues to ignore key road safety projects – AA

The AA is frustrated that urgent upgrades to some of our most dangerous sections of state highway still won’t progress.

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