Partner coordination in the delivery of road safety not only makes good sense, but also has good results.
The balanced use of safety initiatives utilising a three 'E's approach (Engineering, Enforcement and Education) has yielded positive road safety results along key corridors of New Zealand's roading network. Significant reductions in fatalities as a result of work implemented on State Highway 2 between Katikati and Bethlehem (near Tauranga) in September 2001 has already shown us the power of this approach.
In April 2005, the Ministry of Transport organised aworkshop involving Transit New Zealand, New Zealand Police and Land Transport New Zealand. The purpose of the workshop was to develop a Network Safety Coordination model for how this coordinated approach could be used consistently nationwide. A commitment was made at the workshop for the coordinated approach to be used on the 'worst' state highway corridors in New Zealand.
Robyn Denton (Manager Transport Relationships Midland, Land Transport New Zealand) will provide an overview of the projects that have been implemented in the Waikato and Bay of Plenty regions, their progress and the lessons learnt. David Eyre (Senior Advisor, Ministry of Transport) will provide an outline of the current Network Safety Coordination project including its progress throughout the country.