REDUCE THE AMOUNT
OF INCIDENCES OF ROAD
TRAUMA AND CRASHES

Towards Zero.
Our goal is zero fatal and serious injury crashes in the
Mid & South Canterbury region.

Mid & South Canterbury Road Safety ( MSCRS ) is tasked with promoting road safety and educating the community on safer road use. It is our aim to reduce the amount of incidences of road trauma and crashes throughout Mid & South Canterbury. We work closely with other road safety partners, like Police, engineers, MoT, AA, and ACC to achieve this goal.

This work is carried out by the Mid & South Canterbury Road Safety Coordinators (RSCs) . The primary responsibility of this position is to coordinate the efforts of key road safety organisations and community groups throughout the District.

The role of RSCs has evolved rapidly over the past decade. Coordinators now have an integral role in reducing road trauma in New Zealand and are appointed to coordinate , facilitate and manage local efforts to reduce identified road safety issues in their areas.

Community involvement is an essential component in achieving our road safety targets.

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SUBSIDISED DRIVING LESSONS

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DRIVING FAQS FOR NEW AND EXPERIENCED DRIVERS

Tips & information for all ages.
New drivers to experienced.

Plan your trip
  • Always check the weather forecast and road conditions before you leave.

  • If travelling long distances, make sure you are well rested and plan where to have a break.

  • Ensure your car is roadworthy and keep at least half a tank of fuel in your vehicle in case you get diverted onto another route or you are forced to turn back.

  • Anything that diverts a driver’s attention for more than two seconds can significantly increase the likelihood of a crash or near-crash.

  • Make sure your car’s windscreen and mirrors are clean and adjust all of the controls (including radio/stereo) before setting off, or pull over safely to do so.

  • Do Not Disturb While Driving mode – To help avoid using your phone while driving switch your phone to ‘Do Not Disturb’ mode which is available for both Apple and Android users.

  • In 2019, fatigue was a contributing factor in 17 fatal crashes (6 per cent of all fatal crashes), 85 (4 per cent) serious injury crashes and 491 (5 per cent) minor injury crashes.

  • Speed and fatigue are also a bad combination. The faster you drive, the less time you have to react to the unexpected. When you’re tired, fatigue slows your reactions.