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Guide to the on-road safety test

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

This guide is for older drivers who have been referred for an on-road safety test by their doctor. It explains the process for booking, preparing for and taking the on-road safety test, what the test covers and what happens afterwards.  

Research Report 645 Post-impact care: How can New Zealand address the fifth pillar of road safety?

Published: | Category: Safety, security and public health , Research programme , Research & reports | Audiences: General, Medical practitioners, Road controlling authorities

Post-crash care of victims is considered by the World Health Organisation to be the fifth pillar of the safe system approach to road safety. Timeliness and quality of transport of crash victims from the crash site to hospital door is crucial to medical outcomes. It is important that road controlling authorities (RCAs) and Road Policing work together with Emergency Services to provide the best possible outcomes for the available resources. This report considers the roles of RCAs and Road Policing in facilitating transport of crash victims from the crash site to the hospital door. The report includes a literature and technology review, a crash analysis and estimates of the time from crash notification to hospital. Also considered are issues arising from a workshop of stakeholders and an online survey of front-line staff from Road Policing, St John and Fire and Emergency New Zealand.

Factsheet index

Published: | Category: Index , Factsheets | Audiences: Certifiers, Communities, General, Heavy vehicle operators, Importers, Local & regional government, Medical practitioners, Motorcyclists, Motorists, Schools & teachers, Taxi drivers & operators, Vehicle inspectors & inspecting organisations, Vehicle traders, Visitors & new residents, Walkers & cyclists

The NZ Transport Agency's factsheets provide information on transport safety, standards and processes. All our factsheets are available on this website and can be printed directly from the site. Many of our factsheets are also available from the Transport Agency's agents and regional offices in a printed format. (These are indicated with an asterisk* in the list below. )

Diabetes and driving (Factsheet 16)

Published: | Category: Medical , Factsheets | Audiences: Medical practitioners, Motorists

This factsheet provides information for drivers with diabetes. It gives advice on some of the risks and precautions for diabetic drivers and outlines limitations and conditions which may apply to your licence when you are driving. Check our driver licence section for this information

Medical aspects of fitness to drive – A guide for health practitioners

Published: | Category: Driver licensing , Guidance for specialists | Audience: Medical practitioners

This guide is to assist health practitioners in assessing the fitness to drive of any individual. It also sets out the responsibilities and obligations of health practitioners.

Heavy transport and medication - digital screen displays

Published: | Category: Leaflets & brochures | Audiences: Advice and assistance, Heavy vehicle operators, Medical practitioners

Medication is an issue of concern for all professional drivers in the heavy transport sector. These digital screens promote awareness of the issue.  There are six versions of the screen. Related information:

Heavy transport and medication

Heavy transport and medication - folded wallet cards with tips for drivers

Published: | Category: Leaflets & brochures | Audiences: Advice and assistance, Heavy vehicle operators, Medical practitioners

Medication is an issue of concern for all professional drivers in the heavy transport sector. These folded wallet cards provide practical tips for drivers. Order printed copies below. Related information:

Heavy transport and medication

Heavy transport and medication - coasters

Published: | Audiences: Advice and assistance, Heavy vehicle operators, Medical practitioners

Medication is an issue of concern for all professional drivers in the heavy transport sector. These coasters promote awareness of the issue. Each pack contains nine coasters. Related information:

Heavy transport and medication

Heavy transport and medication - flyer with practical tips for leaders

Published: | Category: Factsheets , Leaflets & brochures | Audiences: Advice and assistance, Driving instructors, Heavy vehicle operators, Medical practitioners

Medication is an issue of concern for all professional drivers in the heavy transport sector. These flyers provide practical tips for leaders. You can download the flyer below, or order printed copies. Related information:

Heavy transport and medication

Medication related substance impaired driving survey: attitude, knowledge and behaviour of New Zealand drivers 2017–19

Published: | Category: User surveys , Statistics & surveys | Audiences: Course providers, General, Medical practitioners

Since 2012, Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency has led medication related substance impaired driving education programmes as a part of its role to deliver a range of activities under the Safer Journeys strategy. The project aims to enhance understanding of substance impaired driving (SID), create interventions and ultimately decrease the impact of substance impaired driving. This report summarises data from recent medication related substance impairment surveys. For more information on medication related substance impairment visit: https://www. nzta. govt. nz//medication/
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