Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search


No new policies from National on road safety

Hon Harry Duynhoven
Minister for Transport Safety

21 October 2008 Media Statement

No new policies from National on road safety

Transport Safety Minister Harry Duynhoven says the National Party's promise to ensure road safety policing concentrates on preventing accidents by focusing on those drivers and areas most at risk, simply reflects what is already happening.

“The fear I have is that, because National is promising all new front-line police recruits will be sent to South Auckland, the current efforts to reduce the road toll will be sadly affected because there won’t be the road policing staff to do the job.

“A resource allocation model has been developed, based on risk, and provides an indication of where Police should deploy staff for the greatest benefit” said the Minister today.

“While the National Party under the then Police Minister Clem Simich and Transport Minister Maurice Williamson, used the number of tickets issued as a performance measure, this Labour led government has ensured we have moved on from a quota based system.

“The road toll must come down - and has been progressively doing so under this government. It is not for politicians to dictate to Police where their resources should go - this is an operational matter for the Police to determine,” Harry Duynhoven said.


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On The Fate Of Julian Assange

Has swapping Scott Morrison for Anthony Albanese made any discernible difference to Australia’s relations with the US, China, the Pacific and New Zealand? Not so far. For example: Albanese has asked for more time to “consider” his response to New Zealand’s long running complaints about the so called “501” deportations back to this country. Really? He needs more time to figure out a response? OK, but the clock is ticking.
The Julian Assange situation is a lot more urgent. Assange’s deportation to the United States has now been okayed by the British courts and also - crucially – by its government. At any moment, Assange could be on a plane and headed for a US prison. He is facing the prospect of 175 years in jail...


Parliament: Grounds Fully Reopened

Parliament’s grounds have been fully reopened today at a ceremony and community event with mana whenua, members of the public, and representatives of Parliament... More>>

Chris Hipkins: Statement On Charlotte Bellis

On 31 January I released a statement regarding Charlotte Bellis and her MIQ application. I stated that emergency allocation criteria includes a requirement to travel to New Zealand within the next 14 days... More>>

Government: Prime Minister To Travel To Europe And Australia

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will leave this weekend to travel to Europe and Australia for a range of trade, tourism and foreign policy events... More>>


National: Goodfellow To Retire As Party President
Peter Goodfellow today announced he will not seek re-election as President of the National Party at its Annual Conference. Mr Goodfellow will remain as a director on the board for one final term to assist in the transition... More>>

Police: Parliament Occupation Investigators Seek Public Assistance
Police investigating criminal activity on the final day of the occupation at Parliament grounds earlier this year are appealing for the public’s help to identify 15 people... More>>

World Vision: New Zealand Urged To Meet Quota As New Report Finds Hunger, Violence, And Death Rates Increase For Refugees
World Vision is calling for New Zealand to work harder to meet its refugee quota in the wake of a new report which shows that life has deteriorated significantly in the past two years for refugees in 11 hard-hit countries... More>>




InfoPages News Channels