Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Gold Star Status for Council Vehicles

25 July 2014
Gold Star Status for Council Vehicles

Monday is a gold star day for the city’s fleet of vehicles when the Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) welcomes the council into its Fleet Saver membership.

The new ACC programme launched late last year aims to make roads safer by encouraging and rewarding safety among operators of large heavy vehicle fleets, with ACC motor levy discounts by up to 40 per cent.

A total of 49 council vehicles of 3500 kgs-plus have achieved the programme’s ‘Gold’ level status. To qualify, they completed an initial assessment and passed a site audit conducted by ACC. Each vehicle will receive a decal for the door so the public can recognise their new status.

“We’re extremely proud that our vehicles are to receive the highest level Gold status first time up,” says Ray McIndoe, General Manager City Enterprises. “The council works hard for best practice safety standards, to help make roads safer not only for our staff but for all road users.”

Mr McIndoe says the programme’s safe driving practices have other benefits such as fuel savings and maintenance costs, and it complements the council’s tertiary health and safety accreditation.


Background about the ACC Fleet Saver Programme
The programme aims to help foster a safety culture among operators of large, heavy vehicle fleets, to make the roads safer for all users. In crashes involving heavy trucks, often it’s occupants in the other vehicles involved who come out worst off – so everyone on the road benefits from safer trucks. The programme focuses on heavy trucks because they’re big and they weigh more – trucks don’t crash very often, but when they do, they’re more likely to cause fatalities and serious injuries.

Key statistics
• Trucks make up 6%* of total kilometres travelled on NZ roads but are involved in 17%* of fatal crashes (*MoT statistics).
• Claims from crashes involving trucks account for 20% of motor vehicle related ACC claims costs.
• The cost of claims for on-road injuries involving trucks is $80 million per year.
• The number, length and weight of trucks on our roads is expected to increase significantly the next 20 years.

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

#SaveCampbellLive : Mediaworks Delivered 104,000 Petition Signatures At TV3's Newton HQ
#PonyTailGate #TailGate Full Coverage

Pukeahu Park : ANZAC 100th Anniversary Dawn Service In Pictures

Roughly 18,000 people gathered this morning at Pukeahu Memorial Park for the Anzac day centenary. Anticipating the large turnout, patrons arrived as early as 4.30. It was virtually impossible to get near the Memorial after 5am. By 6, the crowds on Taranaki Street had stretched as far back as the Z Petrol station.

The screens erected around the park displayed the live events to those who had turned up. The heat generated by the huge number of people caused many to take a turn. Medics and ambulances were on hand for the fainting crowd members. Only twenty minutes into the ceremony, one medic said they had already dealt with 15 to 20 spells. More>>

 

PARLIAMENT TODAY:

War: What’s To Commemorate?

Gordon Campbell in Werewolf: Is there anything that can be validly commemorated on this 100th anniversary of Gallipoli? Beyond, that is, a fleeting sense of empathy with the thousands of soldiers killed or wounded on April 25 1915 and in the months thereafter, until the whole thing was finally called off in December 1915. More>>

MORE IN WEREWOLF:

ALSO:

Peter Ellis Case: Minister Declines Request For Commission Of Inquiry

Justice Minister Amy Adams has declined a request from supporters of Peter Ellis for a Commission of Inquiry on the basis that an inquiry cannot be used to determine the liability of any person. More>>

Quakes: New Process For Red Zone Crown Offers

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has announced a process to give everyone a say on the Crown offers to owners of vacant, commercial/industrial and uninsured properties in the Residential Red Zone. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Battle Obama Is Waging Over The TPP

For the past two and a half years, this column has been arguing that the fate of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) deal will hinge on whether US President Barack Obama can win Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) from Congress... Last week, the White House finally, finally unveiled a draft TPA Bill. More>>

ALSO:

Greens: Govt Breaks Free Doctors Visit Promise To Kids

Documents obtained by the Green Party show that the Government decided to fund only 90 percent of doctors’ visits for children suffering from an injury in an attempt trim the cost of the so-called “free” visits. More>>

ALSO:

Other Wars: Extension Of NZDF Commitment In Afghanistan

The New Zealand Defence Force’s commitment of mentors and support staff to the Afghan National Army Officer Academy in Afghanistan has been extended out to December 2016, Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee says. More>>

PM's Press Conference: Auckland Property Prices Increasing "Too Rapidly"

John Key accepted that Auckland property prices 'are going up too rapidly” in a press conference held today in Wellington, however he said that this is not anything new. More>>

ALSO:

Press Conference: ANZAC PMs Concerned About ISIL Bringing The War Home

Prime Minister Key and Prime Minister Abbott spoke of the bond formed between Australia and New Zealand in the “baptism of fire” of Gallipoli. Abbott stated that New Zealand and Australia’s values and interests are linked, and this is reflected in the joint operation in Iraq which will begin shortly. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news