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Candor Trust Road Safety PR

Candor Trust Media Release

Government Agencies are wrong to attempt to restrict peoples movements by asking them to avoid using the roads a little of their taxes pay for, due to substandard construction.

"We are not surprised that State Highway 2 between Wellington and Upper Hutt, which saw 11 fatal crashes and 40 serious injury crashes over the last four years."

"What do Police expect when they simply do a multitude of alcohol checkpoints in that stretch, which let many more drugged drivers slip the net than are apprehended for drink driving."

"What do they expect when speed camera culture results in a find them, fine them and then forget about them culture - similar to our screwy revenue based method of dealing with drink drivers?"

Candor supports the sentiments expressed by Lower Hutt mayor Wayne Guppy who supports any scheme that will make the stretch of road safer, but says KiwiRAP needs to translate directly into road improvements.

To that the Trust would add that high carnage levels are not something to be blase about in the interim. Road rebuilds to restore safe mobility take time.

In the meantime we must address the main causes of accidents; fatigue, drugs and distractions. The National Road Safety Committee has collectively renegged on undertakings to do so.


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