Media releases about safety issues.

29 June 2023

Drink driving deaths double since 2013

Deaths on New Zealand roads involving drunk drivers reached a 10-year peak last year with 33 more fatalities than in 2021.

6 March 2023

Drugged driving decision another blow to road safety - AA

The AA is shocked and frustrated at the news that roadside drug testing like is used in other countries will not be introduced in New Zealand as planned.

27 January 2023

Truck weigh station will create risks SH1 near Rakaia

The AA is disappointed that Waka Kotahi is going ahead with a truck weigh station north of Rakaia despite safety concerns raised by multiple groups.

1 January 2023

Road toll rockets back to pre-pandemic levels

More needs to be done to reduce road deaths after the worst year of fatal crashes since 2018, says the Automobile Association.

20 October 2022

AA to assist breakdowns on 2 wheels with Roadservice for bicycles

The AA has introduced Roadservice for bicycles to New Zealand - giving cyclists some peace of mind if they come into tyre trouble on their road rides.

29 September 2022

New AA Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency opens in Upper Hutt

Upper Hutt locals have a brand new home for a raft of licensing services as the latest AA Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency opens its doors this week.

15 September 2022

Kiwis urged to support rangatahi to reduce road fatalities

As youth-led road safety awareness month SAFER September takes place, the AA and Students Against Dangerous Driving (SADD/Kaitiaki o Ara) are urging Kiwis to check in with young drivers and be vigilant about road safety to prevent the number of people killed or seriously injured on our roads in 2022 from climbing further.

15 September 2022

Monumental clean-up effort of SH59 reopens important linkk

The AA is pleased to see one of the main routes into the capital reopen following a fast and pragmatic response by Waka Kotahi.

28 July 2022

Cause for concern in latest road safety figures - AA

The AA is concerned at a bounce back in deaths on our roads this year, following the release of the Government’s latest annual Road To Zero monitoring report.

1 July 2022

AA reminds motorists to take care this winter

As winter continues to make its presence felt throughout the country, the AA is reminding Kiwis to keep themselves safe by driving to the conditions and staying on top of vehicle maintenance.

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