Road safety

Road safety is a prime focus for the Waimakariri District Council.

Reporting problems

Problems with roads and footpaths can be reported 24 hours a day, seven days a week to our Customer Services Team on 0800 965 468 (0800WMKGOV) or use Snap Send Solve.

If there has been a serious crash please contact emergency services on 111.

If you wish to report road incidents which are urgent but not life threatening dial *555. This includes such things as non-injury crashes, traffic congestion, breakdowns and obstructions on the highway.

Road safety in our district

A number of key partners are involved in road safety in the Waimakariri District. These include the Council, Police, Transport Agency, Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) and Environment Canterbury. In addition, there are also a number of other agencies, groups and individuals who regularly work with the Council.  These parties form the Waimakariri Road Safety Committee; the committee meets every two months to discuss road safety issues.

Each year the Waimakariri Road Safety Action Plan, agreed upon by the Road Safety Committee and Council, sets out the priority areas, actions, responsibilities and measures concerning road safety in the district. 

The Vision for our district is a safe road system that is increasingly free of death and serious injury.

The target areas of focus for the 2016/17 year are:

  • Young Drivers
  • Rural road loss of control/head on (including speed)
  • Intersections – rural and urban
  • Motorcyclists
  • Older road users

Areas of concern are:

  • Vulnerable road users
  • Drink/drug driving

Contact information

Kathy Graham
Road Safety Coordinator
Waimakariri District Council
Phone: 0800 965 468 ext 8938
Email: kathy.graham@wmk.govt.nz