On the 25th June 2010, the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) released the New Zealand Road Assessment Programme (KiwiRAP) results.
The New Zealand Road Assessment Programme, KiwiRAP, is a road safety partnership between the Automobile Association and New Zealand government agencies: NZ Transport Agency, Ministry of Transport, Accident Compensation Corporation, and New Zealand Police.
The New Zealand Transport Agency commissioned ARRB Group to undertake a KiwiRAP assessment of the state highways. The purpose is to provide star ratings for the entire New Zealand state highway network. The star ratings provide a measure of the safety performance of the road infrastructure.
ARRB’s contribution to KiwiRAP involved the following three tasks:
• development of the KiwiRAP assessment process (in partnership with NZ Transport Agency);
• video rating of the entire 10,187 km of the NZ state rural road network, where the speed limit is 80 km/h or more;
• data analysis and provision of star ratings for 10,002 km of rural highways with speed limits of 80km/h or more based on the KiwiRAP assessment process.