Kōrero: Cars and the motor industry

White-cross speedometer billboard

White-cross speedometer billboard

Since 1995 billboards have appeared on New Zealand's roadsides with road safety messages. This one – a featuring a white cross on a speedometer – makes the link between speeding and higher risk of fatality in the event of a crash. These hard-hitting billboards, along with graphic television clips and newspaper and magazine advertisements, are part of an ongoing road safety advertising campaign. They are based on the Australian state of  Victoria's success in reducing its road toll using these methods in the early 1990s. Since 1995 it is estimated that this campaign, together with police enforcement, has saved 300 lives.

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Photograph by Christian Zielecki

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Eric Pawson, 'Cars and the motor industry - Licensing, safety and limits', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/22863/white-cross-speedometer-billboard (accessed 10 December 2019)

He kōrero nā Eric Pawson, i tāngia i te 11 Mar 2010, updated 15 Dec 2014