IAM NZ HIGH LEVEL STRATEGY FOR 2016
What is New Zealand’s road safety problem?
- During the 2015 calendar year Police reported:
- 291 fatal road crashes
- 9,446 injury crashes
- 319 deaths
- 12,270 people injured
- Since 2005, 27,445 New Zealanders have been killed or injured in motor vehicle crashes. At 6.5 deaths per 100,000 population, NZ does not compare favourably with Australia (4.9), UK (2.9) or Sweden (2.8)
- Primary factors contributing to NZ’s fatal and injury crashes are loss of control, speed, alcohol and inattention. Driver behaviours, both intentional and unintentional, are the primary cause of motor vehicle crashes.
“The aim of IAM (NZ) is to increase safety on New Zealand roads by improving the standards of driving and riding through the administration of a nationally recognised test based on the principles of Roadcraft”
Who do we want to reach?
We want to reach experienced, licensed drivers and motorcycle riders and mentor them through to an advanced test pass. The advanced test requires a higher level of skills than those required to pass the New Zealand Drivers licence test. For many New Zealanders, it may have been years since they undertook any form of competency assessment, if at all, since obtaining their drivers licence.
We will improve driver and rider standards by:
- Promoting the principles of Roadcraft as the basis for increasing driver and rider skills
- Being a champion for the Roadcraft system of training and encouraging a more aligned approach across driver and rider training in New Zealand
- Acting as role models for appropriate driver and rider skills and behaviour at all times
We will increase our capacity and capability:
To be successful, we need to increase our capacity by:
- Growing our membership base through:
- Simplifying the process to join IAM
- Strengthening the social aspects of being an IAM member and improving our web presence and communications on IAM activities
- Supporting regional growth, capacity and capability both in terms of new members and by identifying IAM members and examiners from the UK and across New Zealand who may wish to re-join or take more active roles
- Seeking opportunities to market IAM as a credible organisation in the media and with stakeholders
- Developing our wider presence and influence by engaging in partnerships for purpose with organisations and entities who can assist us in furthering our aim
- Emphasising member benefits
- Growing our observer and examiner base through the targeted identification and support of capable people to help take drivers and riders through to an advanced test standard
- Improving the quality of our testing as part of a continuous improvement process through:
- Ongoing review of test protocols and alignment with standards with IAM UK
- Seeking opportunities for external validation of our testing
- Being receptive to feedback on driver and rider standards
- Improving our internal capability by:
- Reviewing and rationalising key executive team roles
- Ensuring backup for critical roles
- Improving our IT processes
How will we know if we are successful?
We will know we are successful when we see increases in:
- The number of members
- The number of observers
- The number of examiners