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NLTP road policing infographic

Road policing is an activity class within the GPS that covers investment in road policing for safe behaviour by road users and enforcement of economic compliance (for example, with road user charges).

The Transport Agency, Ministry of Transport and NZ Police have formed a road safety partnership to support joined-up delivery of the 2018-21 Road Safety Partnership Programme. The partnership will promote safe behaviour by road users and support the Police to achieve their operational target of a 5 percent reduction in road deaths each year to 2030.

Police take an enforcement and prevention approach that targets the behaviours that are likely to create the highest safety risks, alongside highly visible patrols to support and encourage safe driving behaviour. Targeted behaviours include:

  • speed management - a mix of manual and automated enforcement and intervention
  • impairment – including alcohol, drug and fatigue related impairment
  • restraints – including seatbelts, child restraints and helmets
  • distractions – including mobile phone use, careless use and distracting behaviours
  • high-risk drivers – including recidivist and high-end, risk-taking behaviours
  • vulnerable and active users – including the elderly, children, pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists
  • network maintenance and efficiency – through effective crash investigation practices
  • vehicle and operator safety and compliance – including regulatory compliance of commercial vehicles and driving.

The Transport Agency is also investing in an evidence-based national advertising and education campaign to help build public understanding and support for safer speeds, and are working with the NZ Police to co-ordinate the enhanced fixed safety camera programme and consider the introduction of point-to-point cameras.

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