The holidays are just around the corner, and New Zealand is well and truly into the season of Christmas parties, barbecues and other well-earned celebrations. Those celebrations are often marked with a few drinks, so this is also a time of year when drink-driving becomes a hot topic of conversation.
| NZ Transport Agency | Rimutaka Crossing 1915-18 Memorial Reenactment Group
Motorists heading over the State Highway 2 Rimutaka Hill Road are being urged to take extra care and allow extra time for their journeys this weekend as they share the highway with hundreds of people participating in a World War 1 memorial re-enactment march.
The NZ Transport Agency is to regularly publish information on travel speeds recorded by GPS units fitted to vehicles in the agency’s corporate fleet, following the release earlier today of GPS speed data from October 2014 to June 2015 to the New Zealand Herald in response to a request made under the Official Information Act http://www.nzta.govt.nz/oia-gps
The NZ Transport Agency is today launching a new campaign targeted at improving driver awareness at rail level crossings in rural areas. The ‘Expect Trains’ campaign aims to get local drivers off autopilot when crossing rural rail tracks.
The NZ Transport Agency says today’s announcement that the Government’s Urban Cycleways Programme (UCP) will see another $296 million invested across 41 projects in 15 urban centres over the next three years (taking the total UCP investment to $333 million) will help to establish cycling as an integral part of New Zealand’s transport network.
Cycling in Wellington is set to become safer, easier and more enjoyable following today’s announcement that the Government is investing $20 million from the Urban Cycleways Fund into a range of cycling projects across the region.