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Frustrations increase over lack of road safety measures

Thursday, 9 May 2019, 2:59 pm | NZ School Speeds

Road Safety week is coming to a close. What started with a road toll of just over 140 people, has now escalated to 150. “That is 150 families and their communities who are having to deal with the an unnecessary. These individuals were doing something ... More >>

Speaking up About Road Safety for School Children

Friday, 3 May 2019, 9:42 am | NZ School Speeds

Safe routes for school children were promised before the last election by the then Green Party Transport Spokesperson, Julie Anne Genter now our road safety minister. A few years on, routes to schools remain unsafe and there are still speed limits ... More >>

Make Road Safety a Priority for Children

Thursday, 28 February 2019, 1:37 pm | NZ School Speeds

Its school fair time at Swannanoa School on Sunday 3rd March and a 30km/h speed limit will be in force outside the school. This may not come as surprise to many, but this school is on a 100km/h rural road and this speed limit is not in force when children ... More >>

Postcodes to decide safe routes to school

Wednesday, 26 September 2018, 10:42 am | NZ School Speeds

“Excessive speed limits outside schools in New Zealand’s rural areas are far too common. The 30km/h sign that is to protect road workers is discarded on the ground at the entrance to Swannanoa School zone. Children have to cross the road to get ... More >>

Let Speed Limits Make Roads Safe for School Children

Friday, 6 April 2018, 9:20 am | NZ School Speeds

A crescendo of voices are complaining about possible speed limit reductions, but Lucinda Rees from NZ School Speeds is in support, having spent many years calling for consistent 30km/h speed limits outside schools, as recommended by the World Health ... More >>

1 Week on Petition Reaches 3000+ Signatures

Thursday, 5 October 2017, 1:08 pm | NZ School Speeds

Ordinary New Zealander’s are signing the petition and demanding that our future Minister of Transport introduce laws that will make roads safer for children. More >>

Go Dutch & Stop the Child Murder

Friday, 29 September 2017, 11:54 am | NZ School Speeds

One child has died on the school journey this week just days after the election and another has been seriously injured. On Saturday another child was killed while out cycling. With a rising road toll, these sad deaths and injuries are concerning. Lucinda ... More >>

Unsafe Roads for School Children

Wednesday, 3 May 2017, 1:34 pm | NZ School Speeds

Following the death on the road of a precious school child, I sent the following to our new Associate Minister of Transport: More >>

Will Our School Children Get Home Healthy And Safe?

Monday, 1 May 2017, 9:55 am | NZ School Speeds

Work Safe is promising adults to 'get you home healthy and safe', but little is being done for children who walk or cycle to school. Lucinda Rees from NZ School Speeds says the Government is irresponsible, as there are no consistent rules in place to ... More >>

Government Bullying Children into Cars

Monday, 10 October 2016, 9:51 am | NZ School Speeds

"Getting to school safely should be one of the most basic human rights of our children, right? Not in New Zealand", according to Lucinda Rees from the lobby group NZ School Speeds. Today many children will be driven to school, but consider ... More >>

Dangerous Slowing Down Near Schools Needs Ministerial Action

Monday, 23 May 2016, 12:57 pm | NZ School Speeds

Last week was Road Safety Week and pressure groups and the police were asking drivers to slow down near schools. Lucinda Rees from the lobby group NZ School Speeds says these good intentions could prove dangerous with speed limits outside schools ranging ... More >>

Let's Debate Speeds Outside Schools

Tuesday, 2 February 2016, 12:36 pm | NZ School Speeds

The school speed limit debate has been around for many years and our current Minister of Transport, Simon Bridges needs to address this serious issue. New Zealand has varying speed limits outside schools, with some as high as 100km/h in rural areas. ... More >>

Government Reluctance to Aid Cyclists

Thursday, 3 September 2015, 12:04 pm | NZ School Speeds

NZ School Speeds welcomes the announcement by Craig Foss, Associate Minister of Transport commitment to making cycling safer, but questions why "mandatory minimum passing distance is in the 'complex' bracket". More >>

Give Road Users Protection Before Mindless Road Building

Wednesday, 1 July 2015, 11:20 am | NZ School Speeds

NZ School Speeds welcomes further Government funding of urban cycleways, but spokesperson Lucinda Rees has reservations for vulnerable road user safety, unless there is an enforced change of culture with laws that protect them. More >>

Government Apathy Over Road Safety

Sunday, 10 May 2015, 3:05 pm | NZ School Speeds

"What a disastrous road safety week, reflecting lack of Government involvement", says Lucinda Rees from NZ School Speeds who would like to join the road safety charity Brake in calling for "a road safety overhaul" and goes further to suggest ... More >>

Ministry of Transport Contemplating Child Road Safety

Friday, 8 May 2015, 10:23 am | NZ School Speeds

Watch out for the imminent announcement by the Ministry of Transport about laws that make roads safer children. "Its UN Global Road Safety Week and this years theme is 'Look out for kids' - a perfect opportunity for Minsters Bridges and Foss ... More >>

Government Failing School Children at Road Safety

Sunday, 3 May 2015, 4:32 pm | NZ School Speeds

It's UN Global Road Safety Week from 4th to 10th of May and a good time for the Government to stop ignoring World Health Organisation (WHO) recommendations. Lucinda Rees from NZ School Speeds, who lobbies Government to lower speed limits outside schools, claims ... More >>

Road Infrastructure Fails Our Children

Tuesday, 24 February 2015, 9:42 am | NZ School Speeds

The United Nations (UN) is calling on Governments worldwide to act, with a Save Kids Lives campaign. Here the recent tragic event where 3 school children were knocked over by a car illustrates that New Zealand's road infrastructure fails not only our ... More >>

Call on Government to Lower Speeds Outside Schools

Friday, 13 February 2015, 9:14 am | NZ School Speeds

Yesterday 3 children were injured on route to school after being hit by a car. The Police blame the fact that the children weren't accompanied by an adult, but Lucinda Rees from New Zealand School Speeds wants the Government to act so that children ... More >>

School Speed Limit Debacle Needs Leadership

Wednesday, 4 February 2015, 10:51 am | NZ School Speeds

School terms are starting and care is once again needed around children making their way to school. Lucinda Rees from NZ School Speeds says that all the onus is on drivers to protect children on our roads as there are no concise rules, with consistent low ... More >>

 

 

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