Driver safety

All road users need to take responsibility for staying safe.

It's important for all road users in Christchurch to take responsibility for staying safe by adjusting their speed to the conditions and posted limits, avoiding distractions and being alert at intersections.

In Ōtautahi-Christchurch, there were more than 9400 crashes in the five-year period between 2018–2022. Of those crashes, 66 people died and 603 people were seriously injured. 

Driver safety videos

To educate and raise awareness of high-risk behaviours, four road safety videos have been developed in collaboration with NZ Police, Waka Kotahi and our local government partners, Waimakariri District Council and Selwyn District Council.

The videos focus on restraints, impairment, distraction and speed (RIDS). These are some of the main factors, nationally and locally, that impact our road toll.

Our Road Safety Action Plan

Christchurch has a Road Safety Action Plan [PDF, 596 KB] to identify and record issues to address local road safety issues across infrastructure, road user safety and enforcement.

The plan is a collaboration between Christchurch City Council, Waka Kotahi, ACC, FENZ and New Zealand Police.

Motorcycles and mopeds

Travel tips to help keep you safe on a ride.

Young drivers

Restricted drivers are seven times more likely to be involved in a fatal or serious-injury crash.

Speed limits map

All roads under the Council’s jurisdiction have enforceable speed limits.

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