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Making safe choices when travelling to and from school by bus

Published: | Category: Schools , Leaflets & brochures | Audiences: Communities, General, Schools & teachers

Motorists need to be extra careful when passing a stationary school bus where children are getting on or off. Always reduce your driving speed to 20km/h when passing the bus and keep an eye out for children who are walking to catch the bus, or leaving it.

School travel plan coordinators' guide

Published: | Category: Schools , Leaflets & brochures | Audiences: Communities, General, Schools & teachers

Guidelines for making a school travel plan.

Research Report 515 - The effect of rainfall and contaminants on road pavement skid resistance

Published: | Category: Environmental impacts of land transport , Research programme , Research & reports | Audiences: Communities, General

This research project, which was undertaken between 2003 and 2006, aimed to improve the understanding of the effect that environmental factors (eg rainfall and detritus) have on the variation of measured skid resistance, both in the short and longer term. Phase 1 of the research was a field study of seven sites in the Auckland and Northland regions over 2.5+ years, with regular skid resistance measurements primarily utilising the GripTester. Phase 2 involved developing a new laboratory-based accelerated polishing device and methodology for testing large (600 x 600mm) chipseal surfaces with the Dynamic Friction Tester.

Child restraints save lives

Published: | Category: Child restraints , Safe driving , Leaflets & brochures | Audience: Communities

Here you can find a guide for parents/caregivers and teachers to advise them on the correct installation of child restraints. Posters are also available for download.

MacKays to Peka Peka Expressway urban and landscape framework

Published: | Category: Research & reports | Audience: Communities

The urban and landscape design framework (ULDF) is a technical report prepared to demonstrate how the MacKays to Peka Peka Expressway project fulfils the NZ Transport Agency's urban design requirements.

Child restraints law change poster

Published: | Category: Child restraints , Safe driving , Leaflets & brochures | Audience: Communities

From 1 November 2013 the child restraint laws have changed. This poster explains what those changes were.

Cyclist skills training guide

Published: | Category: Cycling , Leaflets & brochures | Audiences: Communities, Walkers & cyclists

These guidelines address cyclist training skills to prepare trainees to cycle confidently on the road. The guidelines have been developed to cater for a range of trainees and suit both school and adult training environments. The guidelines are based on a number of outcomes to ensure that demonstrated ability is achieved at each grade. This publication has been updated to reflect the two changes to the give way rules that came into effect on 25 March 2012. Go to to get more information on the new rules.

Guidance on transport options for communities with limited or no public transport

Published: | Category: Leaflets & brochures | Audiences: Communities, Local & regional government, Road controlling authorities

This booklet is for community groups or local government staff working on transport problems in rural areas and small towns. It describes a process for identifying the cause of the problem, finding partners and selecting a solution. Solutions range from reducing or removing the need to travel by bringing services/goods into the community or using technology, making use of vehicles already in the community and coordinating existing services. The guide also covers sources of funding and legal requirements.

Ready to ride: keeping safe on your mobility scooter

Published: | Category: Older drivers , Safe driving , Leaflets & brochures | Audiences: Communities, Motorists

If you currently use a mobility scooter or are considering using one in the future – this booklet is for you.

Kea crossings: school crossing points (Factsheet 26)

| Category: Road user safety , Factsheets | Audience: Communities

This information is no longer available in factsheet format. Instead, you can read this information in our safety for children section.