A government review has found years of ineffective monitoring at the Transport Agency led to road safety regulation failings. The review was set up by the Transport Minister last year after RNZ reported failures by the agency to clamp down on companies issuing Warrants of Fitness to vehicles that did not reach the standard. In one case, a motorist died when a faulty seatbelt failed in an accident after the car was given a WoF. The review report lists at least ten reasons for the failures, including the agency being focussed on customer service at the expense of its policing functions. Kathryn talks with RNZ reporter Phil Pennington at parliament.
9 Oct 2019