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We all know that the New Zealand
road toll is far too high, and we all need to do something about it. Well there’s talk, and there’s
doing, and the first thing that we can all ‘do’ is slow down a bit on
Waimakariri roads. What’s the big hurry?
To reinforce the point, a joint NZ
Transport Authority/Police road safety advertising campaign has kicked off
today, challenging speeding drivers to slow down and stop defending their
perceived ‘right’ to speed.
The central point of the campaign
is a new video. Check it out, it’s quite haunting:
The campaign is targeting the
significant proportion of the driving population who still like to travel at
speeds which are too fast for the conditions, on the open road and around town,
posing a risk to themselves and to others who share the roads with them.
“Every week, 11 people are
seriously injured or killed in a speed-related crash on New Zealand roads, but
a substantial portion of our society does not see the connection between speed
and crashes,” says NZ Transport Agency Director of Safety and Environment Harry
“That needs to change, because the
facts and the physics are indisputable. Speed is always a crucial factor in
determining the severity of the crash and the severity of the injuries to the
people involved. The simple and inescapable truth is that less speed means less
harm in a crash.”
Assistant Commissioner for Road
Policing Sandra Venables says the consequences of people driving too fast for
the conditions can be devastating.
“Police officers see the human
cost of speed nearly every day on our roads. Crashes occur due to a wide range
of mistakes, whether involuntary or deliberate, but the outcome is vastly
different at different speeds.
“Even when speed doesn’t cause the
crash, it is the single biggest determinant in whether anyone is killed,
injured, or walks away unharmed. A small change in speed makes a big difference
to injury severity.
“Our plea to all drivers this year
is to be courteous and slow down, to make sure you get to your destination