18 Dec 2018

Four-lane highway only fix for road safety - Transport Forum

From Morning Report, 7:19 am on 18 December 2018

The Road Transport Forum says modern four-lane highways are the only practical solution for improving road safety on key routes. The Government has announced it will spend $1.4 billion on safety upgrades over the next three years, including median side barriers, rumble strips and shoulder widening on the country's most dangerous roads. The forum -- which promotes the interests of the trucking industry -- welcomes those improvements but is disappointed the government has not also committed to the construction of new state highways. The chief executive of the Road Transport Forum Nick Leggett is in the Wellington studio.