The Economic impact of the 2016 Kaikōura earthquake report examines the impacts on transport, business operations and tourism.
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The government announced today that it will lower the adult drink-driving limit from 80mg of alcohol per 100ml of blood, to 50mg.
Associate Transport Minister Michael Woodhouse has announced that a review of taxi driver safety is underway.
The Minister has announced New Zealand’s participation in an Australasian trial programme using a satellite-based augmentation system (SBAS) test bed.
Drivers under 20 are subject to a zero alcohol level. This
initiative is one of several measures from the Safer
Journeys strategy aimed at improving the safety of New
Zealand’s younger drivers.
Ministry of Transport officials visited Kaikoura recently to see the progress on the roads and railway network first hand.
Work is underway to deliver a simpler and more efficient
vehicle licensing system. The Vehicle Licensing Reform
project, jointly led by the Ministry of Transport and the NZ
Transport Agency will examine: annual licensing (commonly
known as registration), warrant of fitness and certificate
of fitness and transport services licensing.
Announcements by Minister Bridges and Associate Minister Collins signal more progress towards a future with more EVs on New Zealand's roads.
All taxis in our larger towns and cities must be fitted with
The Ministry of Transport has been leading a programme of work to respond to the Kaikoura earthquake.