Road Safety Week began yesterday and is a timely reminder to keep your focus on the road.
This page features land specific articles.
Getting more New Zealanders to check their tyres is the focus of New Zealand’s first ever Tyre Awareness Week from April 7-13.
A Ministry of Transport survey indicates that nationwide, 96 percent of 5-9 year olds are in some form of restraint when travelling in a motor vehicle.
A proposed timetable for introducing mandatory electronic stability control (ESC) for new and used vehicles imported into New Zealand was announced today.
The Road User Charges Act 2012 introduced the most significant changes to the RUC system since its establishment in 1978. Allen & Clarke evaluate the new system
The provisional road toll for 2013 of 254 was the lowest in the last 60 years. This compares with 308 in 2012, 284 in 2011, and 375 in 2010.
The total annual social cost of road crashes in New Zealand increased by 0.8 percent between 2011 and 2012 to $3.29 billion.
Reducing your driving speed could mean the difference between life and death, which is why the Ministry supports the Police's lower speed enforcement threshold
A Ministry of Transport survey of 29,000 moving vehicles found one in every 40 drivers using a cell phone (2.6 percent).
Transport Minister Gerry Brownlee announced today that he has introduced the Land Transport Amendment Bill 2013 to lower the adult drink-driving limits.
The government announced today that it will lower the adult drink-driving limit from 80mg of alcohol per 100ml of blood, to 50mg.
The Ministry’s latest Vehicle Fleet Statistics for the April to June 2013 quarter show there is a continued high level of vehicle replacement.
Associate Transport Minister Michael Woodhouse has announced that a review of taxi driver safety is underway.
The Minister of Transport has signed changes to the Land Transport Rule: Vehicle Standards Compliance 2002, affecting warrant of fitness and certificate of fitness inspection systems.
Associate Transport Minister Michael Woodhouse has released the Red Light Camera Position Paper.
Manufacturers’ testing of fuel economy for newly registered vehicles also shows continued improvements, contributing to an increasing overall fuel efficiency for New Zealand’s vehicle fleet.
The Land Transport (Road User) Rule 2004 has been amended to increase the mandatory requirement for child restraint use to child passengers aged up to seven years.
The Land Transport Management Amendment Act 2013 came into effect on 13 June 2013. The new legislation amends the Land Transport Management Act 2003 and repeals the Public Transport Management Act 2008, carrying over its relevant provisions.
A trial using wireless communications technology to deliver real-time traffic information has been launched by the Ministry of Transport and AraFlow Limited.
The SuperGold Card off-peak public transport concession scheme will receive additional funding of $14 million over the next two financial years as part of Budget 2013.