Roadsafe Taranaki delivers a community road safety programme

with a specific focus on behaviour change and safe courteous driving in Taranaki

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  • The 2023 Roadsafe Taranaki Advanced Driver Training weekend is here again, being held at Pukekura Raceway in New Plymouth on Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th February. The course is an advanced driver tr...

  • Roadsafe Taranaki welcomed two additional Road Safety Advisors to the team in April. Zoe Boyle and Suz Cowley both have a background in supporting youth and are looking forward to working with and in ...

  • Roadsafe Taranaki is very pleased to welcome  Lois Eggers and Alisha Stone as our Workplace Charter Advisors.  Both have a wealth of knowledge and experience in injury prevention and health & safe...

Roadsafe Taranaki delivers a community road safety programme in Taranaki. The programme was established in 2004 when the three Taranaki district councils (South Taranaki, Stratford and New Plymouth) agreed to establish and maintain a joint management group to  deliver the programme partly funded by the New Zealand Transport Agency. The programme is managed by the South Taranaki District Council.

The Roadsafe Taranaki Programme 2022-2024 will focus on the following:

  • Alcohol & Drugs (Impaired Driving)
  • Cycling
  • Distraction
  • Driver licencing/training
  • Fatigue
  • Intersections
  • Mobility (scooters, mobility scooters, older road users)
  • Motorcycling
  • Restraints
  • Road Safety Outcomes for Māori
  • Speed
  • Taranaki Road Safety Workplace Charter
  • Walking

Roadsafe Taranaki works closely with key partners from across the region to deliver the Roadsafe Taranaki Strategic Plan with assistance from the Road Safety Action Planning Group which is made up of representatives of NZ Police, Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency, Taranaki Regional Council, Stratford District Council, South Taranaki District Council, New Plymouth District Council, ACC, New Plymouth Injury Safe, Automobile Association (AA), Te Whatu Ora Taranaki – Health New Zealand, and Opus.

The Community Road Safety Programme has a specific focus on behaviour change and safe courteous driving in Taranaki.

We also receive support from organisations like Students Against Dangerous Driving (Kaitiaki o Ara/SADD), Kidsafe Taranaki, Central  Taranaki Safe Community Trust,  Fire and Emergency NZ, St John, local secondary schools, businesses and community organisations.

The Regional Land Transport Committee supports our efforts to achieve the Safer Journeys road safety targets of the Road to Zero vision which is where no one is killed or seriously injured in road crashes, and a target for reducing annual deaths and serious injuries by 40% by 2030.