Road toll

Rider death lifts road toll to six

Rider death lifts road toll to six

A motorcyclist has died just off State Highway 1 north of Bulls this morning, taking the holiday road toll to six.

Easter road toll 'three too many'

Easter road toll 'three too many'

The official Easter holiday period ended at 6am today with three deaths too many, according to the country's top traffic officer.

A sobering road toll

The increased road toll for 2012 is disappointing given the raft of safety measures that have recently come into force - and the sobering fact most fatal crashes are clearly avoidable.

Holiday road toll at record low

A record low holiday road toll has been welcomed but more efforts are needed to continue to improve road safety, say police, the Government and the Automobile Association.

Otago road toll up three on 2011; national toll also up

Otago road toll up three on 2011; national toll also up

Otago's road toll increased to 17 deaths last year, while the national road toll was also up.

Low road toll for 2012

Last year New Zealand recorded its second lowest road toll in 50 years, with the deaths of young people significantly stemmed, police say.

Road toll up as year draws to close

The road toll for the year stands at 318 - more than 40 higher than the 2011 tally.

'Horrific' toll includes mums, pregnant woman

'Horrific' toll includes mums, pregnant woman

With one day of the long weekend still to go, police warned motorists to be extra vigilant as the road toll had already reached "horrific" proportions.

Southern toll lowest since 2005

Southern toll lowest since 2005

Last year had the second-lowest annual road toll for the Southern police district in the past 14 years, a result which has pleased the man in charge of policing the South's roads.

Final holiday road toll at 18

The unconfirmed final holiday road toll stands at 18,  up 50 percent on the previous year.

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