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Dragons teeth road markings trial Dragons teeth road markings trial

Auckland Transport is trialling dragons teeth road markings on West Coast Road, by Oratia District School and on Murawai Road, by Waimauku School. 


Project status: Implementation
Project zone: West


Project overview

Auckland Transport, in partnership with Mackie Research and New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA), is trialling dragons teeth road markings on West Coast Road, by Oratia District School and on Murawai Road, by Waimauku School. The trial is expected to run until the end of 2021.

Dragons Teeth are white triangular road markings used to encourage drivers to focus and slow down. They also help increase awareness of pedestrians, people on bikes and other active modes users. Dragons Teeth have been successfully used overseas, including the UK and Australia. This is the first time they have been trialled in New Zealand.

Several Road Controlling Authorities have been chosen for the trial: Auckland Transport, Christchurch City Council, Dunedin City Council, Hamilton City Council, New Plymouth City Council and NZTA.

Benefits

  • Encourages people in cars to focus and slow down.
  • Increased awareness of people on bikes and pedestrians.
  • Cheap to implement and they can easily be deployed in most locations.

Timeline

  • October to November 2020 – Dragons Teeth road markings installed and trial starts.
  • End of 2021 – approximate completion date for trial.

Project details

West Coast Road, by Oratia District School

Map of the dragons teeth road markings outside Oratia District school.

Murawai Road, by Waimauku School

Location of dragons teeth markings outside Waimauku school.

Find out more about the national trial.


For more information on this project

Contact Auckland Transport