17 Nov 2017

Road toll heading towards the worst in seven years- why?

From Nine To Noon, 9:08 am on 17 November 2017

With just 6 weeks until the end of the year, 325 people have died on the roads... ...that's just three fewer than all of last year. An analysis of the road toll by consultants Deloitte, and just released by the Ministry of Transport, points to the increase in the number of kilometers driven, the disproportionate number of motorcycles involved in serious road crashes, and it questions the lack of information over drug use and the distraction of mobile phones. Dr Sam Charleton is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Waikato University and part of the Traffic and Road Safety Research Group.