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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 >>

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 >>