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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 >>

20km/h School Bus Rule Is A Farce

Wednesday, 3 December 2014, 10:10 am | NZ School Speeds

Drivers are flouting the 20km/h school bus rule, leading to a child being critically injured after being hit by a car south of Christchurch on Monday. Lucinda Rees from NZ School Speeds, the organisation lobbying for consistently reduced speed limits ... More >>

Cycle Safety Panel Draft Report Seeks Comments

Monday, 29 September 2014, 9:52 am | NZ School Speeds

The Cycle Safety Panel Draft Report and Recommendations was published on 25th September 2014 and the panel are inviting comments. Lucinda Rees from NZ School Speeds, the organisation campaigning for consistent speed limits outside schools, is encouraged ... More >>

UnitedFuture Back School Speeds

Monday, 26 May 2014, 9:35 am | NZ School Speeds

"We would be supportive of moves towards both of your proposals. They appear to be low cost and bring wonderful benets." Fraser Seifert, Ministerial Advisor, Ofce of Hon. Peter Dunne, the Leader of United First in reply to a question from ... More >>

Children Tackle John Key Over Road Safety

Monday, 19 May 2014, 12:40 pm | NZ School Speeds

19th to 26th May is Road Safety Week and to draw attention to this Lucinda Rees from NZ School Speeds has interviewed children at her local primary school in Swannanoa, North Canterbury and has a personal plea from the children for the Prime Minister ... More >>





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