New report details Kiwis’ attitudes to road safety
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency has released the results of a comprehensive new survey of New Zealanders’ attitudes to road safety issues and driver behaviour.
The Public attitudes to road safety – 2020 report details the results of responses provided by over 3,300 New Zealanders to a broad range of questions focussed on specific road safety topics, including attitudes to enforcement, speed, vehicle safety, impaired driving, distraction and driver fatigue, and personal safety.
The survey will be repeated, and the results published annually, as part of Waka Kotahi’s work to deliver the Government’s Road Safety Strategy, Road to Zero, which has a vision of a New Zealand where no-one is killed or seriously injured on our roads.
It sets a target of reducing the number of people killed or seriously injured on our roads by 40% (compared to 2018 levels) by 2030. Reaching that target would mean reducing annual road deaths to 227 and serious injuries to 1,680 by 2030. In 2020, 318 people were killed and almost 2,500 seriously injured on New Zealand roads.
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Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency: March 5, 2021