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  • A SPARE runway at Ardmore Airport in Papakura is now used as a car driving track for learners.Run by AlphaOneFive driver education charitable trust, the runway needs more work to be fully functional, says trust founder Wayne Price.He runs his own business in Auckland, Advanced Road Skills, training fleet and individual drivers,
    Article - 2007-10-18 09:34
  • People who are keen to support road safety and ensure young people learn to be responsible, competent drivers right from the start of their driving days, are invited to support the Young Driver Programme NZ and the Road and Traffic Education Centre at Ardmore Airport.
    Article - 2007-10-18 09:35
  • Recent deadly construction accidents around the country show that construction companies need to do more to ensure safe working conditions for construction workers. 
    Article - 2009-05-25 14:22
  • Sales of hands free kits for mobile phone users are likely to rise as a result of the government bringing a ban in on 1st November this year. The ban extends to all use of hand held mobile phones whether texting or calling, with the exception of 111 calls for genuine emergencies.
    Article - 2009-08-18 10:33
  • Despite a number of regulations and systems in place and regular awareness campaigns, road safety in Auckland is still a serious concern. One person is killed every five days on roads in the Auckland region, with a further eight people seriously injured. With the ever increasing volume of traffic, it becomes all the more important to devise new and innovative steps to achieve tangible gains in this direction.
    Article - 2009-09-01 11:38
  • The Government has today confirmed plans to change the give ways rules at intersections in New Zealand. Transport Minister Steven Joyce says changing the give way rules for turning vehicles is part of the Government's 10-year Safer Journeys road safety strategy. "Our current give way rules for turning vehicles are confusing and out of step with the rest of the world," says Mr Joyce. "Research shows changing the rules could reduce relevant intersection crashes by seven per cent."
    Article - 2010-09-30 08:44
  • Transport Minister Steven Joyce is urging Kiwis to stay safe on the roads this Labour Day weekend. "Holiday weekends mean extra busy roads and this is the first we've had for some months. Please be patient and avoid unnecessary overtaking. It's important to drive to the conditions and don't take risks." "I know Police will be out in force this long weekend helping to make sure we drive safely. I'm urging everyone to use care and commonsense when on the roads," says Mr Joyce.
    Article - 2010-10-26 10:25
  • Taupō Motorsport Park will once again open its gates for the Driver Directions one-day driver training course on Tuesday 19 April, aimed at helping learner drivers to gain more experience and driving time. Taupō Road Safety Coordinator Christine Hutchison says learning to drive is seriously risky business. “Traffic crashes are one of the top causes of death and serious injury for young people in New Zealand, and the period of highest crash risk is during the first 6-12 months of driving solo.”
    Article - 2011-04-12 07:30
  • The NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) is preparing to introduce the key provisions for improving young driver safety included in the Land Transport (Road Safety and Other Matters) Amendment Bill, passed by Parliament earlier today. NZTA Chief Executive Geoff Dangerfield said young drivers were over-represented in crashes, and the changes introduced by the Bill would address the key factors which put them at increased risk.
    Article - 2011-05-05 19:00
  • Transport legislation designed to improve the safety of young drivers and crack down on high-risk drivers has yesterday passed in Parliament. Transport Minister Steven Joyce says the legislation is a major step forward in the government's efforts to improve road safety and, ultimately, bring down the road toll. The Land Transport (Road Safety and other Matters) Amendment Bill which includes the following provisions should be fully implemented by mid-2012.
    Article - 2011-05-06 08:00