New Zealand's high-risk intersections named

Last updated 15:26 26/03/2014

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New Zealand's 100 worst intersections have been named.

Wellington does not feature in the top 30, but an intersection in Napier comes in at number 5, and Upper Hutt at number 15.  

Associate Transport Minister Michael Woodhouse said between them the 100 intersections had claimed 53 lives and accounted for 445 serious injuries between 2003 and 2012.

The list was compiled by the New Zealand Transport Agency and local government. 

"We're making good progress in reducing the road toll, but there is no room for complacency," Woodhouse said.

"It's great to see these agencies working together to achieve tangible results that will reduce crashes, prevent injuries and save lives."

Guidance has also been provided to road controlling authorities on the most effective ways of improving safety at intersections for all road users.

"The government has been pushing ahead with safety improvements while the list was in draft form, and it's pleasing to see 22 of these intersections have already had safety improvements completed, with planning or investigation at various stages for the remaining 78.

"The list will be a permanent initiative and be updated periodically, with improvements monitored to ensure they are delivering results."

The worst 10 intersections are:

1 Auckland Glenbrook Road Kingseat Road
2 Taupo District (NZTA) SH 1 (Thermal Explorer Highway) Poihipi Road
3 Taupo District (NZTA) SH 5 (Napier ‐ Taupo Road) Arrowsmith Avenue 1
4 Rotorua District (NZTA) SH 30 (Hemo Road) SH 5 (Old Taupo Road)
5 Napier City (NZTA) SH 2 (Main North Road) SH2B (Napier ‐ Hastings Expressway)
6 Auckland Waiuku Road Attewell Road
7 Auckland Great North Road Bullock Track
8 New Plymouth District (NZTA) SH 3 (Devon Road) Mangati Road
9 Waikato District (NZTA) SH 1B (Telephone Road) Holland Road
10 Auckland Tamaki Drive Ngapipi Road

See the full list of 100 high-risk intersections by clicking here

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- The Dominion Post


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