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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
September/October/November

Speed - Alcohol - Drugs - Fatigue - Young Drivers - Visiting Drivers

Road Deaths Statistics

Local Road fatalities
This Year
State Highway fatalities
This Year
Total
fatalities
This Year
Far North
0
11
11
Whangarei
4
5
9
Kaipara
3
4
7
Northland
7
20
27
National
295

Slow Down! Road Works!

Road safety is everyone's responsibility
Northland Road Safety logo

The Safe System

The Safe System differs from traditional approaches to road safety. Rather than always blaming the road user for causing a crash, it acknowledges that even responsible people sometimes make mistakes in their use of the roads.

The Safe System focuses on creating safe roads, safe speeds, safe vehicles and safe road use. Explore the Safe System diagram to learn more about these elements, or view the complete strategy here.

Safe System Themes Northland

Extra focus
  • High-risk Rural Roads
    (Open Road / Loss control bends)
  • Alcohol
  • Motorcycle
  • Safe Speed
    (Driving too fast for the conditions)
  • Young Drivers (15-24
    (At fault or part at fault)
  • Restraints
Maintain
  • Distractions
    (Poor observation)
  • Fatigue
  • Heavy Vehicles
Emerging & monitor
  • Visiting Drivers
  • Substance impaired driving
    (Medication & drugs)

Safe System Diagram

Safe Roads and Roadsides » Safe Speeds » Safe Road Use » Safe Vehicles »
A safe system increasingly free of death and serious injury

Spring Driving
September/October/November

Approx. 15% of Northland’s reported crashes occur in the Spring months. Crashes are evenly spread across State Highway & local roads throughout the districts.

Not wearing a restraint is still a big issue - Drivers & Passengers of all ages but mainly male are still needlessly dying on our roads - WEAR YOUR SEAT-BELT AT ALL TIMES & slow down.

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 roads are challenging and unforgiving. 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. Road to Zero is a new philosophy to NZ slowly gaining momentum. Can we disagree with the logic that any loss of life or serious injury - is it acceptable? Our thinking and our behaviour on the roads does need to change.

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5yr Total Fatal & Serious Injury (FSI) Crashes: 744

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 2019
1266

Total in 2018
1648

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