(19 March 2020). New Zealand’s roads will never be safe unless its vehicle fleet is well-maintained says the MTA. The Motor Trade Association has welcomed today’s announcement of $3billion to address road safety issues and implement the Road to Zero safety strategy.
(11 February 2020). End of year warrant of fitness figures show four in every 10 vehicles are not roadworthy enough to pass their first inspection. Commenting on the statistics, Motor Trade Association Advocacy and Strategy Manager Greig Epps said the 41 percent fail rate should ring alarm bells for all road users.
(18 December 2019). The percentage of fatal accidents involving vehicle factors tripled between 2013 and 2018, ringing alarm bells for the Motor Trade Association. MTA Advocacy and Strategy Manager Greig Epps said the trend in the crash data was unmissable and undeniable.
(23 October 2019). The latest Census figures from Stats NZ show that over 1.5 million people drive to work or school. It’s the first time this data has been collected and with so many people relying on a car for daily travel, MTA urges drivers to make sure their vehicles are properly maintained.
(17 July 2019). The Motor Trade Association is welcoming the release of the Government’s new draft road safety strategy. MTA Chief Executive Craig Pomare says the association is pleased to see vehicle safety has been made a priority in the Road to Zero consultation document.