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The safe road system

Updated: 19 December 2010

To make New Zealand’s roads safer for road users, we continue to work towards embracing the Safe System approach adopted in the Government’s Safer Journeys road safety strategy. This differs from traditional approaches to road safety. Rather than just blaming the user for causing a crash, it acknowledges that even responsible people sometimes make mistakes in their use of the road transport system.

A safe system endeavours to minimise these errors and to reduce the severity of crashes when errors occur.

Learn about what we’re doing to make state highways safer for all road users by:

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Safer Journeys
The Safer Journeys road safety strategy introduces the Safe System approach.