Media releases about safety issues.

13 July 2011

Facts must support 40km/h speed limit

Evidence rather than ideology must be the basis for deciding whether to reduce Wellington’s residential speed limit from 50km/h, says the AA.

20 April 2011

AA safety tips for Easter holiday drivers

The AA is pleased to hear the Police will be focusing on a range of dangerous driving behaviour this Easter weekend.

31 March 2011

New resources for older drivers welcome, but uptake needed

The AA is welcoming the NZ Transport Agency’s release of updated resources for older drivers today, but has concerns the information may not easily reach people.

10 February 2011

Tips for Christchurch cyclists and motorists during Bike Wise Month

February is Bike Wise Month so more people are out cycling, particularly on Go By Bike Day next Wednesday 16 February.

8 February 2011

AA tips for cyclists and motorists during Bike Wise Month

With more people making the effort to get out cycling during February, which is Bike Wise Month, the AA has some safety tips for cyclists and motorists.

31 January 2011

Keep school children safe on the roads

The AA is reminding all drivers that children will begin returning to school this week so drivers need to be extra vigilant.

18 January 2011

AA supports Government’s plans to change give way rules and improve motorcycle safety

The Association has long been advocating for changes to the Give Way (Right Hand Turn) Rule because it is not well complied with on our roads and New Zealand is the only country where it still applies.

23 December 2010

AA wishes everyone a safe holiday drive

Holiday traffic will be building all day on Christmas Eve and will again be extra heavy on Boxing Day. The AA wants people to allow extra time for journeys and to be extra patient and courteous to other drivers.

15 November 2010

AA supports Government’s focus on repeat and serious drink drivers

In a statement made over the weekend, Transport Minister Steven Joyce highlighted Ministry of Transport figures that show 72% of drink driving deaths in 2009 were caused by people who had either been caught drink driving before or were well over the current 0.08 blood alcohol limit.

24 August 2010

Caution needed at Blenheim’s Main St Roundabout railway crossing

The AA is using National Rail Safety Week (23-29 August) to highlight dangers for motorists at rail level crossings.

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