Road safety surveys
The Ministry of Transport conducts and collates information for a number of road safety surveys every year. Survey topics include child restraints, seatbelt use, speed and the annual Public Attitudes to Road Safety survey.
Improving road safety is a key priority for the Ministry of Transport, and road safety surveys provide a vital base for road safety policy development.
The Ministry conducts the following surveys:
The New Zealand Public Attitudes Survey has been undertaken periodically since 1974, and annually since 1994, to evaluate attitudes to road safety issues, primarily alcohol-impaired driving and speed
Each year the Ministry conducts speed surveys which are designed to monitor changes in vehicle speeds in both 100 km/h limit areas and main urban 50 km/h areas
The Ministry undertakes annual safety belt and child restraint surveys.
Each year the Ministry undertakes a national survey of helmet use in New Zealand by cyclists of all ages.