In 2018, 54 people died on our roads and an additional 595 were seriously injured. In each of these crashes, the speed at which the driver was travelling determined the seriousness of the injury. Auckland Transport is working hard to bring down this unacceptably high rate of death and serious injuries on our roads to zero.
Project status: On going
Project zone: Region-wide
Speed limit changes around Auckland
The new Speed Limits Bylaw will be enforceable from 30 June 2020 on some of Auckland’s high risk roads and intersections.
Safe speeds - the reasons
Safe speeds - the reason why we are doing this.
Myths and misconceptions about speed
Myths and misconceptions about speed.
City and town centres, urban residential and rural safe speeds programme
City and town centres, urban residential and rural safe speeds programme.
Residential Speed Management programme
Learn more about our Residential Speed Management programme.
Auckland has a serious problem with people needlessly dying and being seriously injured on Auckland’s roads. In 2018 alone, 54 people died and an additional 595 were seriously injured on our roads.
Of those 54 killed, 33% (18) were speed related fatalities.
Out of the 18 speed related fatalities:
- 44% (8) were vehicle drivers
- 33% (6) vehicle passengers
- 6% (1) person on bike
- 6% (1) person on foot
- 6% (1) motorcycle pillion rider.
In 2018 Auckland's speed related fatalities made up 15% of all NZ speed related fatalities. These are not just numbers but represent our people, our whānau and our communities, whose lives have forever changed and been devastated due to road trauma.
We are working closely with all our partners including the NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) and NZ Police to make our roads safe for everybody. We want to move towards a more “forgiving” road network, where a mistake made by a driver or road user does not lead to devastating consequences. We are also moving away from the “blame the driver/road user” attitude towards solutions where death and serious injury do not occur in the event of a crash. This is moving towards a Vision Zero approach.
Each local board in the Auckland region has put together a report which outlines:
- Road casualty trends 2013 to 2017.
- Deaths and serious injury by travel mode.
- Road safety focus areas for in Local Board area.
- High risk routes in Local Board area.
- High risk intersections in Local Board area.
- Safety improvement projects 2018-19.
- Pedestrian safety and shared path network expansion 2018-19.
- Speed management investigations 2018-19.
- Road safety and school travel behaviour activities 2018-19.