Recent survey results

This page is updated half-yearly with a selection of results from recent surveys of AA Members.

This page will next be updated in early 2021.

What direction do you think transport policy is heading in New Zealand?     
Completely right Somewhat right Neutral or mixed Somewhat wrong Completely wrong No idea
4% 30% 26% 20% 10% 10%

From Election Calls Member survey, March 2020.
1826 responses.

 

What transport areas are important for the Government to invest in?
Improving existing roads 94%
Improving public transport 84%
Road policing 79%
Building major new roads 77%
Improving walking and cycling 60%

From Election Calls Member survey, March 2020.
1826 responses.

 

What would you like the next Government to do to the overall level of fuel tax?
Hold fuel taxes at current level but increase transport spending from other sources (like income tax or special levies) 38%
Hold fuel taxes at current level and maintain current transport spending 33%
Increase fuel taxes and spend more on transport 14%
Reduce fuel taxes and spend less on transport 11%
Don't know 4%

From Election Calls Member survey, March 2020.
1826 responses.

 

What environmental actions do AA Members support? 
Better disposal of tires 90%
Improving public transport in cities 84%
Finding uses for old EV batteries 83%
Increase public transport in regions 75%
Light rail in major cities 72%
Develop zero-carbon fuels 61%
More cycling + walking infrastructure 52%
Reduce costs of EVs by adding charges to traditional cars 36%

From Election Calls Member survey, March 2020.
1826 responses.

 

What do you think of the idea of increasing the number of passing lanes on New Zealand highways? 
Very supportive Somewhat supportive Neutral Somewhat unsupportive Very unsupportive
46% 33% 15% 4% 2%

From Election Calls Member survey, March 2020.
1826 responses.

 

What do you think of the idea of increasing the number of Police officers out on the roads? 
Very supportive Somewhat supportive Neutral Somewhat unsupportive Very unsupportive
36% 31% 19% 8% 5%

From Election Calls Member survey, March 2020.
1826 responses.

 

Where do you stand on introducing saliva-based roadside drug testing?
Support Oppose
95% 5%

From AA rolling survey, February 2020.
909 responses

 

Where do you stand on more red light cameras to enforce traffic lights?
Support Oppose
85% 15%

From AA rolling survey, February 2020.
909 responses

 

Where do you stand on tolls on existing roads?
Support Oppose
24% 76%

From AA rolling survey, February 2020.
909 responses

 

What are AA Members' greatest driving annoyances?
Red light running 1st
Tail-gating 2nd
Drivers in the slow lane speeding up at passing lanes 3rd
Drivers using a cellphone 4th

From AA rolling survey series, 2013-2020.
909 responses

 

Proportion of AA Members who rate the roads in their area very poor or sub-standard 
Northland 72%
Manawatu 43%
Canterbury/West Coast 43%
Taranaki 38%
Bay of Plenty 36%
Southland 35%
North Otago 34%
Wairarapa 31%
Marlborough 30%
South Canterbury 30%
Auckland 29%
Otago 28%
Whanganui 28%
Nelson 27%
Waikato 25%
Hawke's Bay 22%
Wellington 17%

From AA District Concerns survey, Feb 2020.
4054 responses.

 

Proportion of AA Members who rate the roads in their area good or excellent 
Hawke's Bay 39%
Wellington 35%
Waikato 35%
Auckland 32%
Southland 29%
Whanganui 27%
Nelson 23%
Otago 23%
Canterbury/West Coast 22%
South Canterbury 22%
Bay of Plenty 20%
Taranaki 20%
Wairarapa 18%
Manawatu 17%
North Otago 16%
Marlborough 14%
Northland 8%

From AA District Concerns survey, Feb 2020.
4054 responses.

 

Three greatest road maintenance concerns for AA Members 
Wasted money through repeat work 67%
Road surface quality (potholes) 67%
Damage by heavy trucks 45%

From AA District Concerns survey, Feb 2020.
4054 responses.

 

Are current speed limits unsafe? 
Yes, most are Yes, some are Perhaps a few are No
5% 17% 20% 57%

From speed survey, Dec 2019.
2267 responses.

 

How would you feel if speed limits were dropped to 80km/h on the 1,000 kilometres of the highway network that has the highest crash risk and currently has 100km/h limits? 
Relieved Comfortable Irked Frustrated Rebelious
10% 22% 18% 27% 23%

From speed survey, Dec 2019.
2267 responses.

 

How would you feel if speed limits were dropped to 40km/h on local urban streets that are currently 50km/h areas?

Relieved Comfortable Irked Frustrated Rebelious
5% 18% 21% 25% 30%

From speed survey, Dec 2019.
2267 responses.

 

What position do you think the AA should adopt on speed limit reductions from 100km/h to 80km/h on highways without a median barrier or which have intersections on them?
Should support Generally support unless unreasonably slow Should consider on a case-by-case basis Should generally oppose unless unreasonably fast Should oppose
11% 16% 37% 24% 13%

From speed survey, Dec 2019.
2267 responses.

 

What position do you think the AA should adopt on speed limit reductions from 50km/h to 40km/h on urban roads?
Should support Generally support unless unreasonably slow Should consider on a case-by-case basis Should generally oppose unless unreasonably fast Should oppose
10% 14% 35% 23% 18%

From speed survey, Dec 2019.
2267 responses.

 

Note: This is a snapshot of a range of recent survey results and does not show all survey questions and answers.

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