The government is set to follow the Swedish approach to road safety, but not everyone is convinced Sweden's so-called Vision Zero strategy is an easy fit with New Zealand.
The policy is based on accepting that drivers will make mistakes and crashes will happen, and focuses on reducing the harm caused when things go wrong.
That has led to slower speed limits on Sweden's back roads and city streets, but also to huge investments in motorways and main highways.
A senior adviser at the Swedish Transport Administration. Matts Belin, speaks to Susie Ferguson.