AA advocates for 30km/h speed limit

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30 km/h this is true, thanks to Brian Gibbons, the Chief Executive of the New Zealand Automobile Association, and Deputy President of FIA (Federation Internationale de l’Automobile) Automobile Mobility & Tourism, a position that sees him take a leadership role in a world-wide capacity. FIA has a global Membership of over 100 million individual club members.

The FIA identifies key priorities that must be addressed, and is supporting action for each through its grant programme and through advocacy initiatives, which include:

  • Prioritise pedestrians and cyclists in urban planning
  • #SlowDown: < 30 km/h speed limits on school routes and residential streets
  • By 2030, a safe and healthy journey to school for every child.

Here is a link to the relevant material: http://www.fiafoundation.org/blog/2017/february/ten-years-on-make-roads-safe-redux

Brian is 3 third from right in the group photo under the header

“In 2017 global road safety campaign priorities include a call for increased funding for road safety. … the FIA’s High Level Panel for Road Safety (below) are pushing for a UN Road Safety Fund, with FIA Foundation funding and advocacy support.”

More information about FIA from aa.co.nz affiliations fia

“Founded in 1904, the FIA is a non-profit making association.  Based in Paris, the FIA brings together 227 national motoring and sporting organisations from 132 countries. Its member clubs, of which the New Zealand Automobile Association is one, represent millions of motorists and their families.”

“The FIA is also the governing body for motor sport worldwide. It administers the rules and regulations for all international four-wheel motor sport including the FIA Formula One World Championship, FIA World Rally Championship and FIA World Touring Car Championship”

FIA also knows a bit about planning for Zero traffic fatalities.

“The Coalition is striving to end traffic fatalities in the United States within the next 30 years”

School route, Te Rapa Rd Hamilton: 60 km/h road.


Category: Advocacy, News, Safety

One comment on “AA advocates for 30km/h speed limit

  1. One lesson I have learned in advocacy is that it’s not enough to be right. We also have to be popular.
    Politicians tend to be risk averse, and need the comfort of public opinion befiore they change the status quo.

    So it’s useful to see AA supports safer speeds:

    #SlowDown: < 30 km/h speed limits on school routes and residential streets

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