Road Safety Hero - Angelene Waitohi
Angelene Waitohi, Road Safety Far North District Advisor, Far North REAP
Angelene's work as a Road Safety Advisor involves connecting with communities and overseeing programmes that meet the needs of the communities she works with, aiming to protect people from harm and improve their wellbeing.
A key contributor to road safety efforts in Northland, Angelene's main focus is the Far North, where many road trauma issues are prevalent. The programmes she oversees cover a range of initiatives including driver training and licensing, seatbelt and child seat usage, driver fatigue, and drink and drug impaired driving.
Angelene and her colleagues work alongside Waka Kotahi, Police and other agencies to deliver programmes and activities. Those agencies have commented on Angelene's passion for preventing road deaths and injuries, and her willingness to go above and beyond her role to support individuals and communities, and help keep people safe, both from a road safety perspective and through wider community support.
Thank you, Angelene, for being a Road Safety Hero.