Safe Roads and Roadsides Programme

The Safe Roads and Roadsides Programme is making around 1500km of state highway safer through measures such as rumble strips, shoulder widening, safety barriers and better signage to reduce deaths and serious injuries on rural state highways.

This programme recognises people make mistakes, but these mistakes don’t have to cost lives.

Locals know their local roads best, so we work with stakeholders and local communities to find safety solutions that will make a difference. Mistakes will still happen, but if our roads and roadsides can be made safer, more of us might survive those crashes.

Many deaths on our roads are caused by head-on collisions or vehicles running off the road and hitting trees, poles or ditches. There are ways we can improve the road to prevent crashes like these, and to make sure if a crash does happen, people are less likely to be killed or seriously injured.

Find out more at www.nzta.govt.nz/saferoads