We welcome the findings of the Martin Jenkins report into the failings of NZTA to deliver a safe roading environment,
says MOVEMENT Spokesperson and Transport Planner Bevan Woodward.
"It's hard to believe but NZTA don't even have a Road Safety Audit procedure. In 2013 they released a guideline
which was "an interim release to operate for a trial period”. Since then nothing has been released by NZTA.
Despite an independent MoT review
advising that NZTA needed to be more proactive on safer speed limits, NZTA’s subsequent Speed Management Guide takes
the approach that there is "no quick fix to our road safety challenges" and it is "not calling for sweeping changes".
We look forward to NZTA adopting the "safety first" approach
, just as every other industry sector within NZ has. By making our roads safer, more people will be able to walk and
cycle. The benefits from this are well known and hugely significant."