Media releases about safety issues.

14 June 2012

NZ anti text-and-drive initiative wins global honour

A Kiwi innovation to help people resist using their cellphone when driving has been recognised with a global telecommunications award in London.

31 May 2012

No holiday road deaths now a realistic target

Another fatality free long-weekend is the AA’s hope for the Queen’s Birthday holiday.

6 May 2012

Decade of Action’s first year sets new benchmark

New Zealand’s amazing improvement in road safety over the last 12 months has seen our rate of road deaths fall to almost match Australia’s, but we still lag well behind the best European countries.

10 April 2012

Historic zero road toll for Easter weekend shows what is possible

The AA congratulates drivers after New Zealand finished the Easter holiday period with no deaths on the road for the first time in recorded history.

4 April 2012

Drivers need to take extra care on Easter weekend

With wet and windy weather forecast for much of the country over the Easter holiday weekend, keeping a safe following distance when you’re driving will be even more important, says the Automobile Association.

23 March 2012

Final countdown to give way changes

Don’t expect everyone to know our new give way rules on Sunday, the AA is advising road users.

19 March 2012

AA urges drivers to study new give way rules

The AA is urging every driver to spend time studying the new give way rules before they come into effect this Sunday.

14 February 2012

AA tips for motorists and cyclists during Bike Wise Month

The Automobile Association is reminding motorists and cyclists they need to work together to safely share the roads.

31 December 2011

Record 2011 road toll improvement shows what is possible

The AA hopes this year’s road toll is the start of a new era for New Zealand road safety.

20 December 2011

For safe driving remember the three Cs this Christmas

The best present drivers can give each other this Christmas is safe driving by being considerate, consistent and careful on corners, says the Automobile Association.

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