Another article, on 16 September 2019, about the dangerous stretch of road between Ōtaki and Foxton:
A New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) spokesperson said there was no money to build the Ōtaki to Levin expressway for another five years. …
The 40-kilometre stretch of State Highway One from Ōtaki to Foxton is rated as a high risk rural road.
Over the past 10 years, 24 people have died, serious crashes are on the rise.
There were 18 last year, up from 10 in 2017 and just two the year before that. …
Road safety consultant Fergus Tate said data specifically from 2018 showed a high ratio of death and serious injuries in crashes.
“There have been a number of deaths and serious injuries involved in those fatal and serious crashes, so in fact for each crash there has been 1.6 people killed or seriously injured.”