Summit proposed to take place to find solutions to high road toll
By Te Karere
A high road toll is putting pressure on the government to make roads safer following the worst road toll since 2009 with road deaths reaching 380 in 2017 alone.
Labour Deputy Leader Kelvin Davis says it is something the government needs to address “Koia te take tēnei kāwanatanga e tuku atu ana kia $22.5 miriona hei oti ai tēnei.”
Associate Transport Minister Julie Anne Genter is arranging a summit to find solutions to this issue.
Davis also elaborates further on this summit, saying: “Ko te hiahia hoki o te minita kia whakatū tētahi hui nui me ngā koromatua o ngā takiwā kia tirohia, kia whakarongo ki ō rātou whakaaro - me pēhea tātou e oti ai tēnei āhuatanga o te mate ki runga i ngā huarahi.”
He also advises all drivers to be careful as we don’t want to have to keep mourning our loses at our many marae, “Me tūpato kei runga i ngā huarahi, āta haere, me tirohia mō tētahi atu tangata. Ko te mea nui kia hoki pai ai ki te kāinga kia kore te whānau e tae atu ki te marae tangihia ai mō tētahi kua mate.”
Be alert, be ready, be safe.