Transport officials and police are hopeful that drivers this Easter holidays will ensure another fatality-free Easter weekend.
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The Marine Legislation Bill (the Bill) had its second reading on 20 March 2013.
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.
The Minister of Transport Gerry Brownlee has announced the
next step in the investigation of Clifford Bay as a South
Island ferry terminal.
Changes to simplify the road user charges (RUC) system have
come into effect.
The aviation sector is invited to comment on proposed
changes to New Zealand’s international air transport
policy. These changes are aimed at providing better access
to New Zealand’s key trade and transport markets to help
grow the economy. Consultation on the proposals closes
on 18 June 2012.
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 has released its briefing to the incoming Minister of Transport, Hon Gerry Brownlee.