The New Zealand National Party has received figures showing that the Government has spent almost $5 million on promoting its Road to Zero campaign.
According to National’s Transport spokesperson Simeon Brown, the road safety campaign has failed to deliver on four out of five of its targets in the last financial year.
Approximately $4.86 million has been spent on advertising Road to Zero which Brown says is “an appalling waste of taxpayers’ money and is actually doing nothing to make our roads safer,”
“Instead of focusing on getting things done, the Government is spraying millions of dollars on flashy ad campaigns to paper over its failings and hoping Kiwis don’t notice.
“The Government is also pushing ahead with trying to slow people down instead of fixing our roads.”
National most recently started a petition to end to Waka Kotahi’s Interim State Highway Speed Management Plan which proposes to reduce speed limits on State Highways across the country.
“Kiwis want better roads, not slower roads – and certainly not millions wasted on advertising which does nothing for our roads at all,” Brown added.