Road policing is an activity class within the GPS that covers investment in road policing for safe behaviour by road users and enforcement of economic compliance (for example, with road user charges).
The Transport Agency, Ministry of Transport and NZ Police have formed a road safety partnership to support joined-up delivery of the 2018-21 Road Safety Partnership Programme. The partnership will promote safe behaviour by road users and support the Police to achieve their operational target of a 5 percent reduction in road deaths each year to 2030.
Police take an enforcement and prevention approach that targets the behaviours that are likely to create the highest safety risks, alongside highly visible patrols to support and encourage safe driving behaviour. Targeted behaviours include:
The Transport Agency is also investing in an evidence-based national advertising and education campaign to help build public understanding and support for safer speeds, and are working with the NZ Police to co-ordinate the enhanced fixed safety camera programme and consider the introduction of average speed cameras.