Road Safety

road safety

Supporting road safety

Every personalised plate purchased helps make New Zealand’s roads safer. That’s because the Community Road Safety Fund, which supports road safety initiatives, is solely funded by the sale of personalised plates. These projects make a difference, and help keep Kiwis like you safer on the road. We all have a part to play in achieving the vision of an Aotearoa where no one is killed or seriously injured on our roads. Every personalised plate purchased helps us work towards this vision, as a portion of the sale goes into the Community Road Safety Fund. This Fund supports community groups who are working hard on road safety initiatives. These projects make a difference, and help keep Kiwis like you safer on the road. We want everyone to get to where they are going safely, that’s why we support Road to Zero, New Zealand’s plan to reduce deaths and serious injuries on our roads. You can learn more about Road to Zero here www.roadtozero.govt.nz

Here are some of the current projects that have been supported

Students Against Dangerous Driving

Students Against Dangerous Driving

SADD is an entirely student led initiative throughout secondary schools nationwide. SADD seeks to address the culture around dangerous driving by educating and empowering each new generation of young people to make healthier, safer and better choices.

Youth Inspire

Youth Inspire

Youth Inspire aims to improve the lives of rangatahi in complex situations by equipping them with the capability, resilience and connections for sustainable employment. This includes a Learner Licence and a Restricted Licence program which consists of regular, practical in-car training sessions with a volunteer mentor. 

Community Driver Mentor Programme

Community Driver Mentor Programme

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency and the AA developed the Community Driver Mentor and Learner Programme (CDMP) to address some of the barriers young people face when trying to get their restricted drivers licence, such as access to a safe car and petrol, or an appropriate mentor to give them the driving practice they need. ‘After being a mentor, I can unequivocally say that it makes a difference. The driver becomes better informed and better skilled on the road. We are making safer drivers’ Denys, Mentor

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