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Safe Independent Travel To School Needed To Give Children Hope

Thursday, 1 February 2024, 11:01 am | NZ School Speeds

Children are heading back to school this week and many organisations including NZ School Speeds join other organisations to ask for safer routes for children travelling independently to school. NZ School Speeds advocates for a maximum speed of 30km/h ... More >>

New Zealand Road Toll Is One Of The Highest In The OECD - Govt Needs To Let The Current Speed Management Run Its Course

Friday, 15 December 2023, 9:55 am | NZ School Speeds

Aotearoa (New Zealand) was in the process of improving its speed management with the Land Transport Rule to make roads safer. In comes the new Government who want to get rid of this process and increase speed limits. Instead they should give it ... More >>

Suggestion Of Removing Road Safety Strategies Is Criminal

Tuesday, 26 September 2023, 6:56 am | NZ School Speeds

Road safety should be removed from politics, now it looks like a political party could come into power and remove any benefits that Aotearoa’s society have gained. National Party MP Simeon Brown claims that if they are elected they “will end speed ... More >>

Vision Zero Needs 30km/h Outside Every School

Monday, 21 November 2022, 10:17 am | NZ School Speeds

Contending with cars driving at variable and often high speeds during heavy school time traffic, distractions from other children and no safe place to cross. Add to that illegal parking, cars turning and distracted driving. Children have to navigate ... More >>

For Road Safety Week Our Leaders Need To Be Road Safety Heroes

Friday, 6 May 2022, 10:34 am | NZ School Speeds

Next week is Road Safety week, from 9th to 15th May and the search is on for Road Safety Heroes. Lucinda Rees from NZ School Speeds would like to challenge the Government and Waka Kotahi to be super heroes, by tweaking some details of the Setting of Speed ... More >>

Introduce Laws For School Child Climate Action

Wednesday, 13 April 2022, 9:27 am | NZ School Speeds

We have been given dire forecasts that climate change will impact us all - especially children - unless there is urgent action towards lowering our carbon footprint. NZ School Speeds has for years been asking for consistent 30 km/h speed limits outside ... More >>

Bring In Laws To Make Childrens Travel To School Safe

Monday, 31 January 2022, 9:24 am | NZ School Speeds

Much of Europe embraces 20 or 30 km/h speed limits outside schools, and enforces strict laws if these limits are broken. These limits encourage children to walk and cycle by making these activities safe for our most vulnerable road users. As children ... More >>

Reluctance On Safe Walking Or Cycling To School Is Climate Change Inaction

Monday, 22 November 2021, 9:12 am | NZ School Speeds

All children should be able to travel independently to school. Making it possible for every child to walk or cycle to school is taking action on climate change. In New Zealand, independent journeys can be dangerous as there are no mandatory passing ... More >>

Drivers Slowing Down Outside Schools For Road Safety

Friday, 21 May 2021, 12:19 pm | NZ School Speeds

It is Road Safety Week and the advocate group NZ School Speeds, with the help of year 7/8 students from rural Swannanoa Primary School in North Canterbury, have been checking what speeds vehicles are travelling outside the school. The legal speed ... More >>

Children Set To Become Priority Outside Schools?

Tuesday, 27 April 2021, 8:32 am | NZ School Speeds

Schoolchildren - our most vulnerable road users - are set to benefit from proposed changes to lower speed limits on roads outside schools to a maximum of 30 km/h for urban schools and 60 km/h for rural schools. NZ School Speeds, a road safety organisation ... More >>

Call To Bring Forward Cyclist Passing Gap Following Death

Friday, 3 April 2020, 10:23 am | NZ School Speeds

Just after midday a cyclist was killed on a straight road on a clear day, after being hit by a van in North Canterbury. Lucinda Rees from NZ School Speeds is asking for the mandatory cyclist/vulnerable road user passing gap, which is in consultation, ... More >>

No Road to Zero for School Children

Thursday, 23 January 2020, 9:26 am | NZ School Speeds

Children will soon be heading back to school. Last year the Ministry of Transport announced ‘Road to Zero’1 suggesting this will make roads safer for children to walk and bike. Lucinda Rees from NZ School Speeds, lobbying for safe speed limits ... More >>

Treat all children the same, especially outside schools

Thursday, 28 November 2019, 10:51 am | NZ School Speeds

The Ministry of Transport has announced that school zones in urban areas can be reduced to 30km/h speed limits and the maximum in rural areas will be 60km/h at peak times. Lucinda Rees from NZ School Speeds has been campaigning for 30km/h outside ... More >>

Give Streets Back to Children

Thursday, 1 August 2019, 10:22 am | NZ School Speeds

Following the coroners report about the death of 6 year old Carla Neems, the road safety group NZ School Speeds wants school aged children to be allowed to walk or cycle to school. Instead we need safer roading infrastructure for our most vulnerable ... More >>

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 >>





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