The Minister has announced New Zealand’s participation in an Australasian trial programme using a satellite-based augmentation system (SBAS) test bed.
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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.
Ministry of Transport officials visited Kaikoura recently to see the progress on the roads and railway network first hand.
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.
Announcements by Minister Bridges and Associate Minister Collins signal more progress towards a future with more EVs on New Zealand's roads.
All taxis in our larger towns and cities must be fitted with
The Ministry of Transport has been leading a programme of work to respond to the Kaikoura earthquake.
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.
Following the earthquake on 14 November, our Wellington office is closed until further notice.
Changes to simplify the road user charges (RUC) system have
come into effect.