Every personalised plate purchased helps make New Zealand’s roads safer. That’s because the NZTA 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.
Road Safety Week is coordinated annually by Brake and aims to inspire communities to take action on road safety and promote life-saving messages during the Week and beyond. This year’s theme is ROAD SAFETY HEROES, celebrating road safety professionals, and explaining how we can all play a part in making journeys safer for everyone. Support road safety week by thinking about how you can create safer journeys. Visit the Brake New Zealand website to find out more about how you can stay safe on the road.
The New Zealand Transport Agency is the principal funder of SADD, which 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.
As each school faces a unique road safety environment based on their location, the Safer Journeys for Schools – Guidelines for School Communities was developed to support parents, school staff, boards of trustees and students to improve road safety in their local community. A technical guide for road controlling authorities and consultant engineers was also developed so that they can understand, prioritise and address road safety at both urban and rural schools.
The 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