Road Safety

As Regional Council, it is our role to coordinate land transport planning within the Region, plan and implement public passenger transport services and coordinate and implement a Road Safety Action Plan and activities.

Horizons currently employs three Road Safety Coordinators who take responsibility for road safety initiatives in Whanganui, Rangitikei, Tararua, Manawatu, Palmerston North and Horowhenua. These positions are part funded by the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) and work collaboratively with local district and city council roading teams, police, ACC and community groups to try and reduce the number and social cost of crashes in our Region. Our Road Safety Coordinators are always available for advice and support. Got a question for our Coordinators? Get in touch.
 

Fatigue Stop Woodville 2015
Pedal Pushers workshop

Road Safety Resources

Our Road Safety Coordinators work to educate the community in a number of areas. These include, but are not restricted to, driver fatigue, cycle safety, driving while under the influence of alcohol and drugs, driver licence education and providing child restraint advice in conjunction with Plunket.
 

Alcohol

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Alcohol

Alcohol slows drivers’ reactions and impairs judgement, vision and driving ability. Sober drivers ensure we all get home safely.

Driver fatigue

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Driver fatigue

Driver fatigue is extremely dangerous as it reduces the driver’s ability to react.

Fatigue Self Assessment Tool

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Driver licence providers

There are several driver licencing providers within our region which we have listed below.
The NZ Transport Agency has helpful information, as does Drive, a collborative website between ACC, NZTA and the Government. We also recommend AA's Motoring Driving School app which can be downloaded for Android or Apple
 

Location Learner Restricted Full
Whanganui
     
Whanganui Learning Centre
06 348 4950
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Te Ora Hou
06 344 7860
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Palmerston North
     
iHow Caravan
021 877 674
   
Feilding
     
Literacy Feilding
06 323 1256
Manawatū
     
National Driver Training Centre
06 323 7444
Horowhenua
     
Arohamai Literacy Horowhenua
06 368 6064
Tararua
     
Tararua Community Youth Services
Dannevirke - 06 374 9214
Pahiatua - 06 376 6794
Ruapehu
     
CKC REAP
Taumarunui - 07 8968680