New Zealanders aged between 35 and 64 spend two thirds of their total travel time driving, the Ministry of Transport has found.
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The Ministry of Transport has commissioned two studies to get a better handle on New Zealand’s future freight flows.
Associate Transport Minister Michael Woodhouse announced that he has signed changes to the Land Transport (Driver Licensing) Rule 1999 and seven other Rules.
Transport Minister Gerry Brownlee has invited people to comment on changes to the WoF and CoF inspection frequency.
Police say that despite a largely trouble free Easter weekend on the nation’s roads, the three people who died are still three too many.
Transport officials and police are hopeful that drivers this Easter holidays will ensure another fatality-free Easter weekend.
The total annual social cost of road crashes in New
Zealand reduced by 14 percent between 2010 and 2011 to $3.14
billion in 2011, largely due to a 24 percent fall in the
number of fatalities.
Changes to simplify the road user charges (RUC) system have
come into effect.
Work is underway to deliver a simpler and more efficient
vehicle licensing system. The Vehicle Licensing Reform
project, jointly led by the Ministry of Transport and the NZ
Transport Agency will examine: annual licensing (commonly
known as registration), warrant of fitness and certificate
of fitness and transport services licensing.
The Road User Charges Bill was passed on Tuesday 14 February 2012. It will replace the Road User Charges Act 1977 with a new Act; the Road User Charges Act 2012. The new Act will come into force no later than 1 August 2012.
Transport Minister Gerry Brownlee says the high holiday road toll is disappointing and it confirms the need to remain vigilant in efforts to improve safety on our roads.
The Ministry of Transport’s latest annual report on the causes of road crashes in New Zealand has been released.
The latest quarterly road toll report for the September quarter has been released, and shows the road toll has continued to fall.
Drivers under 20 are subject to a zero alcohol level. This
initiative is one of several measures from the Safer
Journeys strategy aimed at improving the safety of New
Zealand’s younger drivers.
The government has confirmed plans to change the give ways rules at intersections in New Zealand.
All taxis in our larger towns and cities must be fitted with