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This website has been developed by the Northland Regional Council Transport Operations Team to promote Northland’s road safety issues and partners. Northland's strength is in working together to communicate and share responsibility for issues. Results are gained from a long term view and a consistent, evidence based approach that gradually builds awareness, along with effective interventions developing into lasting solutions.

Road Policing - Seasonal Risk Factors
March/April/May

Alcohol - Distractions - Fatigue - Motorcycling - Speed - Young Drivers

Road Toll Statistics

Local Road fatalities
This Year
State Highway fatalities
This Year
Total
fatalities
This Year
Far North
2
5
7
Whangarei
3
5
8
Kaipara
0
2
2
Northland
5
12
17
National
125

Fatigue/Driver Reviver Stop Northbound SH1 Uretiti Friday
April 20 2018

Unsealed Roads

Unsealed roads are abundant across the Northland rural roading network and drivers need to remember to drive to the conditions at all times. Many motorists don’t adjust their driving styles when coming off sealed roads and this adds to the risk for their vehicles occupants and other road users that they might encounter if they lose control of the vehicle due to their inexperience or poor decision making.

Far North District Kaipara District Whangarei District

Proportion of injury types that occurred on unsealed roads in 2015

District % Unsealed Roads
in District Network
% Fatal Injuries
on Unsealed Roads
% Serious Injuries
on Unsealed Roads
% Minor Injuries
on Unsealed Roads
Far North 63.2% 0.2% 2.5% 8.8%
Kaipara 71.6% 0% 7.9% 10.7%
Whangarei 39.3% 0.1% 1.2% 3.0%

Autumn Driving
March/April/May

Please take care on the roads in Autumn. Approx 26% of Northland’s reported crashes occur in Autumn and approx 27% of the Kaipara Districts reported crashes happen in this period too. Young Drivers, Alcohol, Speed, Fatigue & Distractions will be the key advertising themes targeting drivers in this period. Drivers & passengers are still needlessly dying on our roads due to lack of wearing a restraint. WEAR YOUR SEAT-BELT AT ALL TIMES & DRIVE TO THE CONDITIONS.

NZ MetService website
Northland Regional Council
Rivers - Drains - Rainfall data

State Highway updates

Current SH Conditions
SH1 Whangarei Improvements
Dedicated Free-phone
0800 4 HIGHWAYS

Also for reporting:

  • SH roading & safety issues
  • Potholes
  • Wandering Stock
  • Slips
  • Flooding
  • Delays
  • Stock Effluent Spills
  • Any safety concerns

Northland's annual road toll over the last 5 years

Northland has a challenging and at times an unforgiving road system. The need to reduce the severity and frequency of crashes is the driving force behind the internationally recognised 'Safe System' - a whole of system approach, which focuses on creating safe roads & roadsides, safe speeds, safe vehicles and safe road use.

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5yr Total Fatal & Serious Injury (FSI) Crashes: 693

Fatal & Serious Injury Crashes In Northland over the last 5 years

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Northland Transport Related Hospitalisations

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Total in 2018
163

Total in 2017
954

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