More Government funding needed for road safety

By Wepiha Te Kanawa
  • Auckland

New Zealand Road Safety Charity ‘Brakes’ is calling for more funding and support by the Government in the 2015 budget.

Caroline Perry director of Brakes Charity says more focus on road infrastructure, cycle ways, walk ways and policing needs be a priority for this year’s budget.

The current national road toll stands at 130 deaths on our roads, compared to 114 deaths this time last year.

According to NZTA this could reach up to 300 by the end of the year.

The Government is expected to release the details of the 2015 budget soon and despite Brakes being a non-profit organisation that doesn’t receive government funds Caroline Perry hopes that more will be done to make safety on our roads a priority.

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