Media releases about safety issues.

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.

18 December 2023

Keeping your speed down will make the time in your Speedos even sweeter

Those looking to relax at their favourite holiday spots first need to take it easy on the road, and keep a lid on their driving and speed.

12 December 2023

Change of approach on speed limits can get better public buy-in - AA

The Government’s review of speed limit rules will hopefully result in an approach that makes a lot of sense to many New Zealanders, the AA says.

21 September 2023

Breath alcohol screening back on track after Police do a million more tests

Police breath alcohol testing figures have returned to levels not seen in nearly a decade in a huge boost for road safety.

1 September 2023

SADD calls for a SAFER September to bring safe driving all year round

Student-led organisation Kaitiaki o Ara/SADD is kicking off its annual month-long road safety campaign, SAFER September, encouraging Kiwi youth to lead their peers and influence those around them to make better road safety decisions.

31 August 2023

Look both ways before proceeding – AA’s advice to steer clear of driver licensing scams

The AA has noticed an increase in fake New Zealand driver licensing pages circulating on social media creating hazards for unsuspecting victims.

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