Proposed changes to New Zealand's give way rules released for public comment today are expected to reduce intersection crashes and improve safety for drivers, pedestrians and cyclists, the NZ Transport Agency says.
The NZ Transport Agency advises of the following closures for motorway improvements. Closures start at 9pm and finish at 5am, unless otherwise stated. Work delayed by bad weather will be completed at the next available date, prior to Friday, 20 May.
All Auckland road users are being advised by the NZ Transport Agency that unusually high tides for the Manukau and Waitemata Harbours will occur again next week with the potential to flood sections of the city's motorway network. High tides of up to 3.6m are expected from Monday, 16 May, until Friday, 20 May.
The NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) wants to hear what the public thinks of its proposal to improve safety between Mingha Bluff and Rough Creek on State Highway 73 (SH73) between Christchurch and Greymouth and within Arthur's Pass National Park.
The NZ Transport Agency is advising drivers to allow more time for journeys to Auckland International Airport this weekend because of overnight closures on Saturday and Sunday (14 and 15 May) on a section of the Southwestern Motorway (State Highway 20) linked to safety work at the Walmsley Road off ramp at Mangere Bridge.
The cross-government National Road Safety Committee (NRSC) supports the call for a Decade of Action for Road Safety and says the Safer Journeys action plan, released today by the Minister of Transport, is an important step towards a safer road system for New Zealand.
New road safety legislation passed in parliament last week will require all suspended or disqualified drivers to pay a fee to have their licences reinstated before driving again. The change comes into force from today (10 May).