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Last reviewed: Fri, 10 May 2013

Road Safety in Christchurch



Christchurch City Council is committed to working with the community, in partnership with national agencies, to develop a positive road safety culture and reduce the number of people killed or injured on our roads.

Christchurch City Council run campaigns and programs every year aimed at educating and protecting road users. We encourage all road users to observe the road rules and take care on the roads to help keep everyone safe.

 

Road Safety Issues

Road Safety Issues

Christchurch City Council works in conjunction with New Zealand Transport Agency, Police and other community based organizations to address road safety issues. Click here to find out more

Drink and Drug-Impaired Drivers

Drink and Drug-Impaired Drivers

Thirteen percent of all crashes in Christchurch are drug or alcohol related. Christchurch City Council runs campaigns in conjunction with the NZ Police which reinforce safe and sober driving behaviour and travel planning tips in the community. Click here to find out more

Cycle Safety

Cycle Safety

"We share the road" is a message for both cyclists and motorists, emphasising that we can all have a safer, more pleasant journey if we treat other road users with respect and share the road. Click here to find out more

Motorcycle Safety

Motorcycle Safety

Staying safe and enjoying your ride means being able to cope with whatever obstacles, challenges and surprises you might come across on the road. You can control how other road users behave so making sure you have the skills to keep yourself safe is important. Click here to find out more

Pedestrian Safety

Pedestrian Safety

Walking is the ultimate mode of transport. It's FREE, there are no parking worries, plus it keeps you fit. On any given day around Christchurch, thousands of people walk to work, school, the shops and as part of their regular exercise plan. Click here to find out more

Intersection Safety

Intersection Safety

Intersections are among the most dangerous places on the New Zealand road network.
During the last five years in urban areas nationwide, 48% of fatal and serious injury crashes were at intersections. Click here to find out more

Learner Drivers

Learner Drivers

In Christchurch City between 2005 and 2009, 36 percent of injury crashes involved young drivers. These 2024 crashes resulted in 22 deaths, 375 serious injuries and 2290 minor injuries. Click here to find out more

 

Young Drivers - Crash Bash

Young Drivers - Crash Bash

For more than a decade, Christchurch City Council has produced Crash Bash, a road safety education programme. Click here to find out more

Child Pedestrian Safety

Child Pedestrian Safety

Walking is good for children. Includes tips and safety information.Click here to find out more

School Travel Planning School

School Travel Planning

School Travel Planning is an internationally recognised process whereby a school, working in conjunction with its local council, determines how it can promote safer and more sustainable travel options for school related journeys by pupils, parents, care givers and school staff. Click here to find out more

Cycle Safe Program - Schools

Cycle Safe Program - Schools

Cycle Safe is a programme for schools targeting year six students. Children learn to ride their cycle with confidence and be road-wise. Click here to find out more

 

Authorising Unit: City Environment

Last reviewed: Friday, 10 May 2013

Next review: Sunday, 10 November 2013

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