Road Safety Information

The Coromandel has the most awesome coastal roads in New Zealand - but please take care.

It doesn't take long to give your car a quick safety check.  Just give it a regular TWIRL and take it to an expert if you thing anything's wrong.

School Crossings

We have a number of these around the Coromandel district, please look out for children and reduce your speed close to schools. The crossings generally only operate before and after school, 8-9am and 3-4pm these are run by trained school children. The crossing has swing arms that come into the middle of the road from both sides to allow a safe area for children to cross.

Remember children are little people, they can't see as much as adults, patience and slow speeds around schools, thank you.

20km Past a School Bus

20kph is the legal limit that you must do past a school bus from BOTH directions, please slow down when you see a school bus.

Quote - 14 April 2010 Police Media Release, Matamata-Piako Sub-Area Manager, Senior Sergeant Dana McDonald:

'An example of the enforcement action Police can take is as follows: traveling 51 km/h past a stationary bus will incur and infringement of $300. Traveling at 71 km/h past a stationary school bus will incur a loss of drivers license for 28 days and an appearance in Court.'

For further information on school bus signs, check out the New Zealand Road Code.

Plan B4 U Party

An education awareness campaign to encourage people to plan before they party, supported by most local drinking establishments, bottle stores and camp grounds across East WaikatoPlan B4 u party logo

Get Involved with SADD

SADD is a peer education programme that has been in New Zealand for over 20 years. The primary objective of SADD is to reduce the harm caused on our roads by drink drivers. The peer education programme is run in secondary schools by students, and can be incorporated into the school curriculum. The organisation is open to any student and SADD encourages participation from across the year levels.

For more information, check out the SADD website.


Be Prepared

Stock movements with share milkers moving herds in early June, be prepared you dont know what is around the next corner. Stock can be spooked at night and get out so be prepared as they are unpredictable and can run out in front of oncoming traffic.

Young Drivers/Restricted Licence Holders

Drive is a FREE, on line driving programme that will help you pass your restricted licence test.
It's all about you getting out on the road, driving.  Drive has online videos, tips and advice on how to improve your driving while you're doing your supervised hours.
Check it out at  

Motorcycle Information

Ride Forever is ACC’s subsidised rider training programme with courses available for all skill levels, from beginner to elite. So to take up this opportunity or for more info visit

For future information regarding 'Pump up your Ride' check out reduce the risk.

The Southern Coromandel Loop continues to be a favourite with motorcyclists, as the rugged terrain presents a combination of real challenge and beautiful vistas. NZTA has prepared some advice to make sure motorcyclists get the most of the loop while not putting themselves or anyone else at risk.

NZTA Southern Coromandel Safer Rides poster