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Transport Agency publishes latest GPS speed data for fleet vehicles

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The NZ Transport Agency has published information on travel speeds recorded by GPS units fitted to vehicles in the agency’s corporate fleet for the six-monthly period from July to December 2015.

The agency has committed to publishing the GPS data on an ongoing six-monthly basis in order to encourage safe driving by its staff, and to demonstrate transparency and accountability for the organisation’s role in road safety leadership.

The decision to regularly publish the GPS speed data was announced in August 2015, together with the release of GPS data for the period from October 2014 to June 2015 in response to a request made under the Official Information Act(external link).

Transport Agency Acting Chief Executive Dave Brash said while it was encouraging that the number of recorded speeding instances had dropped dramatically since August, there was no room for complacency and the agency would continue striving for further improvement.

“Safe travel speeds are a fundamental part of the safe transport system which the Transport Agency and our road safety partners are working hard to create for all New Zealanders. It’s important that we lead by example, hold ourselves to the highest standard and model the driving behaviour which we are asking other New Zealanders to adopt.

“We’ve made sure that every one of our people clearly understands our expectations in this area, and we are also working hard to provide the right environment to allow our people to keep themselves and other road users safe. That includes setting realistic work schedules and allowing adequate time for people to travel between different locations for work, providing opportunities for driver training, and providing our people with safe and well maintained vehicles.

“This is an organisation that is passionate about making travel safer for everyone in New Zealand. Our people come to work every day with the aim of reducing crashes, saving lives and preventing serious injuries. That includes encouraging safer speeds on our roads, and New Zealanders can be confident that we will lead by example.”

The GPS data on ‘speeding instances’ of more than 100km/h from the Transport Agency’s fleet is outlined in the table below.

The GPS units record speed data continuously, with data reported once for every 500 metres travelled. If a vehicle is exceeding 100km/h at the point in time when the speed is measured during a 500 metre travel segment it is recorded as a ‘speeding instance’. This means that a single trip by a single driver where speeds exceed the 100km/h speed limit may account for multiple recorded instances of speeding.  

 

101-110km/h

111-120km/h

121-130km/h

131-140km/h

141-150km/h

Total over 100km/h

Total km travelled

Jul-15

21,094

554

46

3

0

21,697

263,607

Aug-15

12,156

182

18

1

0

12,357

245,335

Sep-15

507

9

1

0

0

517

245,916

Oct-15

330

3

0

0

0

333

264,351

Nov-15

199

1

0

0

0

200

257,627

Dec-15

93

1

0

0

0

94

210,450

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