High holiday road toll disappointing 4 Jan 2012
- Govt seeking boost for predator-free policy Business
- Govt seeking business, philanthropy for predator-free policy Business
- Predator Free NZ 2050 to be a massive team effort News
- New Zealand to be Predator Free by 2050 News
- House prices to peak next year on new supply Property
- Hugh Green's children ask court to overrule High Court Business
- NZ export log prices drop to 7-month low Business
- New PGP harvest technology targets safety News
- Minister clarifies China trade issue News
- Video conferencing improves access to justice News
Transport Minister Gerry Brownlee says the high holiday road toll is disappointing and it confirms the need to remain vigilant in efforts to improve safety on our roads.
18 people died on the roads during the official holiday driving period which ran from 4pm on December 23 to 6am this morning.
During the same period last year 12 people were killed, while in 2009/10 13 people died.
“This is a disappointing result. Every fatality and serious injury is a tragedy for the families and loved ones of those involved,” Mr Brownlee says.
“Many people will still be returning from holidays and I urge drivers to take extra care to focus on the job at hand.
“By driving responsibly, and to the conditions, we can lessen the chances of a crash to ensure this disappointing trend over the holiday period doesn’t continue through the year.”
Mr Brownlee says the Ministry of Transport will be looking closely at the causes of the fatal crashes over the holiday period.
“It looks like speed has been an issue and it appears many of those that died may not have been wearing seatbelts. Ministry officials will be analysing all the crashes so we get a better understanding of the factors behind this holiday’s high road toll as well as researching the low road toll of 2011,” he says.
(New Zealand Government)
25 Jul 2016 Environment
New Zealand Government Hon Steven Joyce Minister of Science and Innovation Hon Nathan Guy Minister for Primary Industries Hon Ma... more
25 Jul 2016 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Monday 25 July 2016 05:13 PM PM censures Trade Minister for 'head of a pin' answers on China trade ... more
25 Jul 2016 Business News
New Zealand Government Hon Paul Goldsmith Minister of Commerce and Consumer Affairs 25 July 2016 Consultation for FMA... more
18 Jul 2016 Lifestyle
The Outlook for Someday Young New Zealanders Making Films For Good What does sustainability mean to you? Since 2007 The Outlook for... more
25 Jul 2016 Property
Article - BusinessDesk Monday 25 July 2016 House prices to peak next year on new supply, lower migration: Infometrics July 25... more
30 Mar 2016 Migration
British High Commissioner Jonathan Sinclair is defending changes to skilled migrant rules for Britain but suggests they won't affect... more
12 Jul 2016 Travel & Tourism
Article - BusinessDesk NZ guest nights fell in May, snapping 25 consecutive monthly gains July 12 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand guest... more
25 Jul 2016 Rugby
The core of this year’s All Blacks Sevens squad headed by veterans DJ Forbes and Tim Mikkelson will anchor the side through the... more
25 Jul 2016 Sailing
Southern Spars today announced it has been appointed to build Emirates Team New Zealand’s boat for the 35th America’s... more
7 Jul 2016 Opinion
Column - Gordon Campbell Gordon Campbell on Tony Blair and the Chilcot Report | werewolf more
14 Jun 2016 Opinion
Column - Gordon Campbell Gordon Campbell on our paltry refugee response and a brazen US rewrite of the TPP First published at... more
13 Jul 2016 Appointments
New Zealand Government Hon Christopher FinlaysonAttorney-General 13 July 2016 New Supreme Court and Court of Appeal ... more
7 Jul 2016 Recruitment
Article - BusinessDesk Fletcher chases 100 ex-pat Brits as construction sector faces capacity constraints July 7 (BusinessDesk) -... more