Media releases about safety issues.

15 April 2020

Super-charge road safety and maintenance investment now: AA

The AA is calling on the Government to super-charge investment in key areas of road safety and for road maintenance in order to help stimulate the economy in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic.

9 April 2020

AA urges home-trips not road-trips this Easter

For the first time ever, the AA is urging its Members not to get behind the wheel this Easter.

28 January 2020

New law means wheel clampers can’t charge more than $100

The Automobile Association (AA) and Consumer NZ are advising motorists that if their vehicle is wheel clamped, they should not be charged more than $100 to release the clamp. A recent amendment to the Land Transport Act, which took effect in January, caps clamping fees at $100.

1 January 2020

2019 a first step in road deaths reduction

The AA is encouraged by the first meaningful reduction in New Zealand’s road deaths in years during 2019, even if there is still a long way to go.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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