The NZ Transport Agency highways and network operations traffic control devices trials update
Keywords: Road Environment
Submission Date: 2012
Safer Journeys – New Zealand’s road safety strategy to 2020 (Ministry of Transport 2010) – envisions a safe road system increasingly free of death and serious injury, and introduces the Safe System approach to New Zealand. The Safe System cornerstones include Safe Roads and Roadsides, Safe Speeds, Safe Vehicles, and Safe Road Users. From a review of international research, the NZ Transport Agency’s Highways and Network Operations Group has identified and begun trials of three traffic control devices which seek to support the Safe Roads and Roadsides, and Safe Speeds cornerstones. This paper outlines the progress of the trials which are for: wide centrelines; rural school speed management; and rural intersection active warning signs.