Tourist road safety program updated in NZ

Tourist road safety program updated in NZ

The New Zealand government is updating a road safety program for tourists.

The move follows a spate of accidents involving visitors and at least five incidents of worried motorists taking keys away from tourists seen driving erratically.

Associate Transport Minister Craig Foss will give details of an updated version of the Visiting Drivers Signature Project in Queenstown on Thursday.

The project is one of four launched last year to improve road safety.

They’re run by the government, automobile associations, the tourism industry and local councils.

The one that targets visitors involves tags on the steering wheels of rental cars with advice on the rules of the road, signage on tourist routes and an information kit.

The key-taking incidents are causing problems and there have been reports of Kiwis racially abusing foreign drivers.

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