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News and views from around the road safety world, with contributions from partners, researchers and campaigners as well as Brake staff and volunteers. All views expressed are those of the contributor and do not necessarily represent those of Brake or its employees.

New Zealand looks to Vision Zero

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New Zealand has a horrific road safety record. We lag well behind many other OECD countries including our neighbours Australia and many countries in Europe. However, in the last 12 months, the road safety space in New Zealand has changed. An increase in deaths and serious injuries over the last four years (likely to be five at the end of 2018), along with a change in government, has led to an increased focus on road safety.

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More resourcing and a louder voice

More resourcing and a louder voice

The strength of road safety NGOs is our ability to stop, look and listen. Stop complacency. Look at the unpleasant truth of the global catastrophe on our roads and everyone’s part in preventing it – particularly governments. And, perhaps most importantly, listen: help people to hear the stories and pleas of the victims – and be galvanised to take action, now.

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