Level 11, HSBC House
1 Queen Street
Private Bag 106602
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64 9 969 9813
19 September 2019
[FYI request #11139 email]
Request made under the Official Information Act 1982
Thank you for your email of 4 September 2019 requesting information with regard to speeding in NZ
Transport Agency vehicles under the Official Information Act 1982 (the Act).
I will answer each part of your request in turn below.
1. A report showing all instances where NZTA's vehicles have exceeded the posted speed
limits (Over Speed Report) for the period from 1st November 2018 to 30th June 2019. To be
clear; please include totals for all speeding instances (e.g. driving more than 50km/h in a
50km/h zone, exceeding speed in a 80km/h zone, etc)
Information is summarised below, showing totals for speeding instances by posted speed limit.
Please note that all events below are in excess of 250 metres. The Transport Agency GPS system
is set to capture over-speeds from 10km over and we therefore cannot provide any information
less than 10km over the speed limit. For context, the Transport Agency’s fleet vehicles were
driven for a total of 1,367,953 kilometres over this period of time.
1 November 2018 – 30 June 2019
Posted speed limit
Total over speed events
2. Information relating to what speed tolerance the NZTA applies for its own vehicles; what
speed over the posted speed limit can a NZTA vehicle travel at before it's getting picked up
by the over speed report?
The Transport Agency in-vehicle GPS system provides the driver a warning if travelling between 1
– 9km/h above the posted speed limit, and a further warning if the speed is 10km/h over the
posted speed limit.
The Transport Agency reports on over speed events from 10km/h over the posted speed limit.
The Transport Agency takes driver safety seriously. Part of keeping our people safe is our use of GPS
tracking in each vehicle – many of our people are out on the road by themselves, sometimes in
isolated parts of the country. This technology enables us to locate our vehicles as well as giving
drivers real-time feedback by alerting them to possible unsafe driving behaviours such as speeding.
In instances when speeding is identified, there will be an immediate notification on GPS. The driver
will also be coached by their manager to ensure this behaviour is not repeated.
If you would like to discuss this reply with the Transport Agency, please contact Leanne Hartshorne,
Manager Standards and Practice, by email to [email address].
Senior Manager, Business Support Services