“We’re putting our full support behind Any number is too many and our emergency responders.” — Russell Hawkes, Southern Road Safety Influencing Group member.
The Southern Road Safety Influencing Group (SRSIG) was established in 2016 to find a new approach to tackling an old problem—the number of people being killed and seriously injured on Otago and Southland roads.
SRSIG has been looking at ways to work with communities to improve road safety. The group saw the need for a solution that is for Southern communities, by Southern communities, and so is getting behind the Any number is too many programme.
The Southern Road Safety Influencing Group includes members from: AA, ACC, Central Otago District Council, Clutha District Council, Dunedin City Council, Environment Southland, Fonterra, Gore District Council, HW Richardson, Invercargill City Council, Otago Regional Council, NZ Police, Queenstown Lakes District Council, Southland District Council and the New Zealand Transport Agency.
“Our drivers travel 14 million kms on our local roads each year. We’re part of the community and it is up to us all to make the change that we so desperately need.”
“We might have an idea of what an acceptable number of deaths on our roads is but what if that included our partner, child or wider whānau? Is it still acceptable? The only real answer is zero.”Otago Regional Council, Councillor
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