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.
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 and Treasured Cargo.
Alcohol slows drivers’ reactions and impairs judgement, vision and driving ability. Sober drivers ensure we all get home safely.
Driver fatigue is extremely dangerous as it reduces the driver’s ability to react.
This infosheet provides contact details for all places that Horizons helps to fund drivers license education.