Mid-year road toll reaches 190, highest since 2018

So far this year, there have been 190 deaths. File photo/SunLive.

The mid-year road toll is the highest it has been since at least 2018.

So far this year, there have been 190 deaths.

Last week, seven people including a baby, died in a crash between a refrigerator truck and a van on State Highway 1 south of Picton.

In 2018, the mid-year toll by the end of June was 181.

That year, 378 people died on the roads in total, and it was the worst-equal annual toll since 2009.

Waka Kotahi spokesperson Tara Macmillan says the numbers this year are expected to be worse because of the easing in Covid-19 travel restrictions.

But she says they demonstrat the need to further push the strategy of aiming for zero road deaths.

-RNZ.




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2 Comments

More adverts then

Posted on 27-06-2022 15:35 | By Kancho

Perhaps we need another six million dollars of silly ads . Puerile political pandering

They still don't get it!!

Posted on 27-06-2022 10:55 | By The Professor

NZ Transport, the Police and other agencies/Councils don’t get it. The road toll will increase each year, in line with the increase of population and the increase in vehicles on the roads. It’s simple. Road toll should be reported accurately and as a percentage or per hundred thousand kms travelled....that way, we will all see that the road toll is actually dropping. Ditch the Road to Zero farce....it costs too much and is completely unachievable whist we have vehicles on roads.

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