What are our 2020-2030 goals for safe road use?

A Safe System assumes that even responsible road users will sometimes make mistakes. This does not mean that road users have no role to play in improving road safety. A Safe System demands safe and responsible road use and reducing unsafe behaviour is crucial.

Responsible users are competent, alert, comply with the road rules and are unimpaired by alcohol, drugs, distraction or fatigue. They take steps to improve their own safety and the safety of others. As citizens they demand and expect safety improvements, for example from vehicle manufacturers and road controlling authorities.

A Safe System assumes road users receive adequate information and education so they understand how to be a responsible road user. The Road to Zero Strategy – highlights that ‘Safe roads are a foundation of a safe and healthy New Zealand.

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