As a general community, an important challenge is to constantly improve safety and security for everyone. The health, housing and occupational safety sectors have a common goal of decreasing or eliminating unwanted incidents. While each of these organisations have their policies, actions and initiatives in place with the aim of promoting safety outside the transport industry, some effects may continue to influence road safety.

This paper details research conducted in late 2019/early 2020, and is relevant to all public sector organisations. It focuses on interventions in which road safety is not a main objective.

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency (Waka Kotahi) has observed an opportunity for road and other transport industries to learn from road safety co-benefits of other sectors. Examining portfolios outside the transport industry, Waka Kotahi’s research:

  • reveals initiatives and policies from companies outside the transport sector that have positive impacts on road safety, and details how these policies function to manifest their relations to road safety
  • identifies the elements of the systematic approaches behind these initiatives that appear regularly, and demonstrate how these relate to transport
  • extracts lessons from these strategies that will benefit road safety initiatives
  • provides advice for future analysis of road safety initiatives