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Our track record speaks for itself. Most of the work undertaken by RIDNZ can be implicated in signifigant policy and legislative change in New Zealand.

The Research Director, Gerald Waters, is an international award winning researcher. RIDNZ is well regarded by stakeholders both nationally and internationally.

 

Examples of our work in action

 

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Policy and Legislative Implications
   
The Youth Traffic Offences Project Utilised by the Ministry of Justice to inform on Policy changes including the raising of the age for young offenders at Youth Court and the inclusion of youth traffic offences to be heard at Youth Court
   
Alcohol Ignition Research Utilised by The Ministry of Transport to introduce New Zealands first interlock programme and later to make this programme the mandatory sentence for repeat drink driver offenders in New Zealand
   
Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Courts Research Utilised by Ministry of Justice and Ministry of Health to launch New Zealands first Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Courts
   
Drink Driver Rehabilitation Projects Utilised by the Ministry of Health to inform on on best practices and provide funding for drink driver rehabilitation programmes in New Zealand

 

AWARDS

The Barry Sweedler Award
For Leadership and important contributions to the field of Alcohol Ignition Interlocks
 
TIRF 2011
       
The Borkenstein Award
For Outstanding Contributions to international cooperation in alcohol and drug related traffic safety programs
 
ICADTS 2013
       
The Paul Harris Fellowship
In appreciation of tangible and signifigant assistance given for the futherance of better understanding and friendly relations among peoples of the world
 
Rotary International 2015

 

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The launch of RIDNZ in 2012. Gerald with The Right Honorable Simon Bridges who hosted the launch at Parliament Gerald Waters receiving the ICADTS Borkenstein Award from Emeritus Professor Mary Sheehan of the Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety, Queensland University. Brisbane.

 

 

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