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

Road Policing - Seasonal Risk Factors
June/July/August

Drugs - Alcohol - Distractions - Speed

Road Toll Statistics

Local Road fatalities
This Year
State Highway fatalities
This Year
Total
fatalities
This Year
Far North
3
6
9
Whangarei
4
6
10
Kaipara
0
2
2
Northland
7
14
21
National
176

National Volunteer Week 2018
June 23 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%

Winter Driving
June/July/August

Please take care on the roads in Winter. Just over 20% of Northland’s reported crashes occur in Winter and approx 25% of the Kaipara Districts reported crashes happen in this period on their State Highway roads. Across Northland over the last 5 years Winter crash numbers on local roads are slightly ahead of State Highway crash numbers. Not wearing a restraint - Drivers & Passengers are still needlessly dying on our roads - WEAR YOUR SEAT-BELT AT ALL TIMES.

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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