Road Safety Week activities 2018
Over 900 schools, kindergartens, companies, community groups and road safety professionals registered to take part in Road Safety Week 2018 by holding awareness-raising events in their communities.
Take a look at more photos from Road Safety Week activities on our Facebook page.
Road Safety Week was officially launched by the Associate Minister for Transport, Hon. Julie Anne Genter, and Road Safety Week partners at Waste Management NZ's head office in Auckland. The launch was attended by partners including NZ Transport Agency, Auckland Transport, NZ Police, St John and Road Safety Education. Attendees had their photos taken with the Road Safety Week signboards, and took part in activities including a driver distraction driving simulator and a child seat fitting demonstration.
CMKA Settlement Road held a Beep Beep! Day on Wednesday 9 May, with the children learning basic road safety messages such as holding hands, sitting in your child seat in the car, and wearing a helmet on your bike or scooter.
Hampden Street School students learned about crossing the road safely and promoted alternatives to driving to school, such as cycling and walking.
Housing New Zealand raised awareness of road safety with construction workers and drivers around new housing developments and construction sites.
Iona Scout Group Cubs used their bikes and scooters and learned about different road signs and the road code.
Kowhai Intermediate School's Travelwise Ambassadors talked about road safety and shared safety suggestions during assembly.
MiX Telematics took part in Brake's Virtual Run, walking 5km and raising funds for Brake.
QBE Insurance sponsors of Road Safety Week held a Bright Day, with staff coming into work wearing their brightest clothing, to remind everyone to stay focused on the road and look out for people on foot and bike.
Road Safety Southland held its Bright Sparks programme with kindergartens, a RYDA day with Year 12 students, and communicated road safety messages across Southland.
Rutherford College's Year 12 students took part in a RYDA programme, learning about speed and stopping distances, distractions and how to make good choices as a driver and passenger.
Shirley First Learners held a Beep Beep! Day with children learning key road safety messages like holding hands and sitting in a child seat. They also took a walk round the local community, learning about crossing roads safely.
SurePlan held the Great Brake Bake Off, a baking competition between internal teams to raise funds for Brake. They also communicated road safety messages with staff.
Waste Management NZ promoted road safety messages to all its staff around the country, engaging drivers in a road safety quiz and using interactive road safety resources.