Last updated on
18/12/2012 4:37 p.m.
In this section you will find information on the government's road safety strategy, road safety survey results, and information on holiday road tolls
Significant reductions in the number of fatalities on our roads have been made in recent years, but more needs to be done.
While the number of fatalities has reduced, the number of serious injuries has not. The cost to society of these fatalities and serious injuries is still too high. Young and novice drivers are over-represented in fatal and serious injury crashes.
Each year the social cost of crashes involving young and novice drivers is $1.1 billion. The annual social cost of crashes involving speed, alcohol and drugs is $1.73 billion. Continued investment in road safety to improve productivity and reduce costs to society is a priority.
In March 2010, the Ministry of Transport and our road safety partners launched Safer Journeys, a new road safety strategy to 2020.