Road Safety Week activities 2019
Over 850 schools, kindergartens, companies, community groups and road safety professionals registered to take part in Road Safety Week 2019 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 Brake and a number of Road Safety Week partners at Takanini School in Auckland. The launch was attended by partners including NZ Transport Agency, Auckland Transport, NZ Police and St John. Attendees took part in a tour of the local area by Takanini Residents Action Group (TRAG) who have been campaigning for safety improvements. School students conducted a driver behaviour survey with Police at an intersection next to the school.
Bloom Early Learning and Play will be holding a Wheels Day and will be talking about different road safety messages including holding hands, using zebra crossings and following signs. Local Police will also come in and speak and everyone will be dressed in bright clothes.
EROAD are participating in a number of activities as part of Road Safety Week. On 9th May they have invited Charles Dawson, CEO of Autosense Limited to deliver a Transportation Technology talk to the EROAD team, on the risks that drivers and transport operators face in relation to fatigue and distraction and to take a look at a technological solution that can make a difference. They will also be holding a Bright Day to raise funds for Brake.
Details: Transportation Technology talk, Thursday 9 May, 12pm, EROAD - 260 Oteha Valley Road. Media are invited to attend.
Liston School is running a poster competition, with the top 3 entries being placed around the local community.
Ramarama School will be holding a Bikeathon with students biking or scooting at school on Friday.
Road Safety Education is holding two RYDA road safety days with secondary school students in Invercargill. They are also holding their annual awards at Tamaki College in Auckland on Tuesday. Media are invited to attend all events.
Waitakiri Primary School students will be outside the school gates before and after school each morning promoting road safety messages to their families and wider community.