Road safety in the Waikato is nationally significant issue, with road deaths and serious injuries in the region accounting for approximately 20 per cent of national road casualties each year. The Waikato Regional Land Transport Plan outlines road safety as one of the three strategic priorities for transport in the region.
The Waikato Regional Road Safety Strategy responds to that policy directive by outlining the priorities and actions for regional road safety for the following four years. Regional stakeholders come together every three years to review the strategy and develop strategic responses to address road safety issues.
The 2017 - 2021 Regional Road Safety Strategy's vision continues to be: Working together towards zero deaths and serious injuries on Waikato roads.
It looks at a whole-of-system approach with key short term priorities focusing on strengthening leadership, risk and evidence planning, speed management and high risk road users.
You can read more about the National Road Safety Strategy here(external link).
If you have any enquiries about the strategy, please call Waikato Regional Council on 0800 800 401.