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RIDNZ provides information to government agencies as well as non government organisations allowing them to make evidence based decisions with regards to positive change for New Zealand.

Our work ranges from small information style projects to large highly detailed data gathering and analysis projects both quantitative and qualitative.

Our work cuts to the heart of the matter and is highly cost effective. Our clients and partners know that we are highly skilled in identifying the key issues when it comes to their requirements.

RIDNZ has an extensive and enviable network of organisations and experts we collaborate with, both national and international, in many fields of road safety and offending.

 

What We Do :

  • Research: Including qualitative/quantitative research and literature reviews
  • Evaluation: Including evaluation framework design, formative and impact/outcome evaluations
  • Consultancy including peer review
  • Data gathering and analysis: Including data limitation and data gap identification

 

 

 

Conference Papers-Presentations-Consultancy

 

Waters, G. (2012-2017). Advance Intervention in Addiction. Drink Driver Rehabilitation. Yearly Presentation to students at the Auckland University of Technology, Department of Psychology. Auckland, New Zealand

Waters, G. (2016). Data on youth traffic offences 2009-2014 & Literature review of alternative sentences for youth traffic offenders. Presentation at the Transport Knowledge Conference - Customer Focused Transport. Wellington. New Zealand.

Waters, G. (2016). Youth Traffic Offences Project. Presentation to the Victorian Association of Drink and Drug Driver Services inc. International Guest Speaker. Melbourne Australia.

Waters, G. (2016). A Story. Presentation to the Victorian Association of Drink and Drug Driver Services inc. International Guest Speaker. Melbourne Australia.

Waters, G. (2016). A ‘lay person’s’ journey of policy change: Using effective collaboration to bring evidence based research to road safety policy in NZ. Conference paper presented at the 10th Annual International Society for the Study of Drug Policy. Auckland. New Zealand.

Waters,G. (2015). Drink Driving Penalties Review. Summary Document following Ministry of Transport stakeholder meeting. Wellington. New Zealand.

Expert Consultant for the formative evaluation of the Ministry of Health funded impaired drivers rehabilitation programmes. 2015.

Chair of the Drink Driving session at the Australasian Road Safety Conference 2015. Gold coast. Australia.

Waters, G. (2015). Youth Traffic Offending. Conference paper presented at the Aotearoa Conference On Therapeutic Jurisprudence. Auckland. New Zealand.

Waters, G. (2015). One Size Does Not Fit All. Presentation at the Recidivist Drink Drivers and Therapeutic Justice Workshop. Law Faculty University of Tasmania. Hobart. Tasmania.

Waters, G, (2015). New Zealand Youth Traffic Offences and Traffic Offending Phase 1 Data Gathering. Conference paper presented at The Australasian Road Safety Conference 2015. Gold coast. Australia.

Waters, G, (2015). The New Zealand Alcohol Interlock Program. A review of the first year as a sentencing option for high risk drink drivers. Conference paper presented at The Australasian Road Safety Conference 2015. Gold coast. Australia.

Waters, G. (2014). Substance Impaired Driving Discussion. Northland Road Safety Trust. Guest Speaker. Whangarei. New Zealand.

Lead Consultant for the ‘Evaluation of impaired drivers rehabilitation programme’ workshop. (2013). Ministry of Health. Wellington. New Zealand.

Waters, G. (2013). Was this preventable? Conference paper presented at the 20th International Council on Alcohol, Drugs and Traffic Safety Conference. Brisbane. Australia.

Lead Consultant for the ‘Evaluation of impaired drivers rehabilitation programme’ Second Workshop. (2013). Ministry of Health. Wellington. New Zealand.

Waters, G. (2012). Assessing the Assessment, Indefinite Disqualification for Drink Driving. Conference paper Presented at the Australasian Road Safety Conference. Wellington. New Zealand.

Waters, G. (2011). Drink Driving in New Zealand. Presentation at the Traffic Injury Research Foundation Interlock Symposium. Palm Springs, USA.

Waters, G. (2011). Substance Impaired Driving Information. Presentation to the New Zealand Automobile Association. Blenheim, New Zealand.

Waters, G. (2011). Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Courts. Presentation at the Annual General Meeting of the New Zealand Drug Foundation. Wellington. New Zealand.

Waters, G. (2011). Drink Driving. Presentation to the Insurance Council of New Zealand, Wellington.

New Zealand.Panelist at the Drug Court conference, Auckland, 2012,

New Zealand.Chair of the Lexis Nexis Drink & Drugged Driving Law Seminar 2012. Auckland, New Zealand.

RIDNZ also give presentations to Community Groups such as PROBUS and Rotary.

 

 

Examples of Reports and Publications produced by RIDNZ.

Full papers can be retrieved from: www.researchgate.net

Waters. G (2017). New Zealand Youth Traffic Offences and Traffic Offending Phase 3. Alternative Actions for Youth Traffic Offenders: A Review of the Literature and Interventions in New Zealand.

Waters, G. (2016). New Zealand Youth Traffic Offences and Traffic Offending Project. Phase 2 - In Depth Data Gathering on: Unlicensed Driving, Graduated Driver Licence System Breaches and Drink and Drug Driving. New Zealand.

Waters, G. (2016). Submission to the Transport and Industrial Relations Select Committee On the proposed amendments to the Land Transport Amendment Bill. New Zealand.

Waters. G. (2015). New Zealand Youth Traffic Offences and Traffic Offending-Phase 1 Data Gathering. New Zealand.

Waters. G. (2015). New Zealand Youth Traffic Offences and Traffic Offending-Phase 1 Data Gathering Addendum-Ministry of Justice ‘Collections’. New Zealand.

Waters, G. (2015). Drink Driving Penalties Review. New Zealand.

Waters, G (2014). The Limited Licence and Drink Driving. New Zealand.

Waters. G. (2014). The New Zealand Alcohol Interlock Program - A review of the first year as a sentencing option for high risk drink drivers. New Zealand.

Waters, G. (2013). A Framework to Evaluate New Zealand’s Impaired Driver Treatment Programmes. Ministry of Health. New Zealand.

Waters, G (2013). RIDNZ assistance to the Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety – Queensland. NZ information for Austroads project ‘Options for rehabilitation in alcohol interlock programs’ (SS1755). New Zealand.

Waters, G. (2013). Drink/Drug Driving Data 2009-2012 and Preliminary Report on Interlock Uptake in New Zealand. New Zealand Automobile Association, Auckland.

Waters, G. (2012). Safer Journeys – Conversation paper survey. Response from Researching Impaired Driving in New Zealand.

Waters, G. (2012) Alcohol Ignition Interlocks: Effectiveness in Preventing Alcohol-Impaired Driving and Alcohol Related Crashes. New Zealand.

Waters, G. (2012). Internationally Recognised Best Practices for Drink Driver Rehabilitation and Drink Driver Rehabilitation in New Zealand. New Zealand.

Waters, G. (2012). On the Road. Compulsory Breath Testing in New Zealand and interviews with drink drivers. New Zealand.

Waters, G. (2011). The Case for Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Courts in New Zealand. New Zealand.

Waters, G. (2011). Alcohol and Drugs: The Problem with Youth. The Difference between Adult and Juvenile Drug Courts. New Zealand..

Waters, G. (2010). Submission to the Transport and Industrial Relations Select Committee Land Transport (Road Safety and Other Matters) Amendment Bill. Submitted by Gerald Waters on behalf of the friends and family of Katherine Kennedy.

 

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