National's Associate Transport Minister Simon Bridges should stop wagging his finger at drivers and sort out his own Government's priorities if he wants to tackle the road toll says Labour Transport Safety spokesperson Iain Lees-Galloway.
"After an appalling month on our roads, Simon Bridges should reflect on the poor choices his own Government has made on road safety," Iain Lees-Galloway said.
"Under his watch, National has cut funding for road safety programmes, delayed road safety improvements and refused to act on safety issues in the trucking industry.
"It's a damning record for a minister who has only been in the job a few months.
"National's obsession with Roads of National Significance is putting lives at risk by diverting funding away from safety initiatives and into the seven anointed highways.
"Simon Bridges needs to show he actually has some clout with his fellow ministers and claw back the road safety funding that has been lost under his watch," Iain Lees-Galloway said.
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