Road safety in Canterbury

Statistics provided by Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency help us determine the state of road safety in Canterbury. 

Canterbury Regional Road Safety Working Group

The Canterbury Regional Road Safety Working Group functions as a subcommittee of the Canterbury Regional Transport Committee.

Members share information and provide leadership to promote a Canterbury road system increasingly free of death and injury. The Group is currently refreshing its Terms of Reference.

The minutes from meetings are presented to the Regional Transport Committee (RTC) at the RTC’s quarterly meetings, and are included in the published papers for those meetings.

Working group members

Further information about road safety

The Transport Agency manages the Crash Analysis System (CAS) - New Zealand’s primary tool for capturing information on where, when and how road crashes occur.

list of information and tools available to support roads safety has been published by the Transport Agency.

list of road safety resources has been published by the Ministry of Transport.

Environment Canterbury also includes road safety data in the Canterbury Regional Transport Scorecard.

Research into Canterbury drivers’ attitudes

43% of us are above-average drivers – in our own minds. New research into road safety and driver attitudes in Canterbury has shown many drivers overestimate their ability and feel that other road users are the problem.

This is just one of the findings of a collaborative research project by Canterbury councils, Environment Canterbury and the Transport Agency looking at region-specific attitudes and perceptions towards road safety.

The Canterbury Road Safety Report will inform educational and promotional activities across the region. 

Read the Canterbury Road Safety Report (PDF File, 2.25MB).