Road Safety Week activities 2019
Over 950 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.
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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.
Albany Primary School held a 'Walk your teacher to school' day, with students walking their teacher to school and talking about road safety along the way.
Avonhead School made persuasive road safety signs as part of their writing unit.
BECA held a Bright Day to raise funds for Brake.
Bloom Early Learning and Play held a Wheels Day and learnt about different road safety messages including holding hands, using zebra crossings and following signs. Local Police also joined in, speaking to the children about road safety, and everyone dressed in bright clothes.
EROAD participated in a number of activities as part of Road Safety Week. On 9th May they 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 the technological solutions that can make a difference. They also held a Bright Day to raise funds for Brake.
Hauraki District Council held a Wear Yellow Day, and put up a link on their website to the Drive website and it's road code questions. The local road safety team also put on a talk for other staff about safe driving.
Kaitaia Primary School used the Stepping Out resource and Brake action pack. They held a Wheels Day and Bright Day to raise funds. Road safety messages were also included in assembly, with one class sharing their road safety ideas with the rest of the school.
Liston School held a poster competition, with the top three entries being placed around the local community.
Mission Heights Junior College included road safety in their assemblies, with the Travelwise Student Council presenting to about 200 students at each assembly. They also put a digital poster up on the school notices each day.
Newmarket School had a team of Year 5s and 6s organising their week. They held a mini-Wheels Day, Milo mornings to promote walking and scootering to school, and a Bright Day raising funds for Brake.
Ngamatapouri School ran activities that focused on driving safely on rural roads, including creating roadside posters and developing group play. They also looked at cycle safety, with a discussion on maintenance, road rules for cyclists, a visit from a police officer and practical cycling activities on bikes in the school grounds.
Otamatea High School held a poster competition. Students were also encouraged to go Phone Free for 48 hours as part of the SADD Phone Free 48 campaign.
Pipitea Childcare Centre walked around their local community learning about crossing at traffic lights and pedestrian crossings.
Plunket in Southland held a range of activities including a Road Safety Roadshow, a quiz with road safety tips for staff, displays and social media posts.
Ramarama School held a Bikeathon with students biking or scooting at school on Friday.
Road Safety Education held two RYDA road safety days with secondary school students in Invercargill. They also held their annual awards at Tamaki College in Auckland.
Settlement Road Kindergarten talked about holding hands and wearing seatbelts and acted this out at mat time using a road layout and photos. The photos were then displayed on the wall and revisited over the next few days. Music and songs were used to reinforce these messages and linked to their out of centre trips to school and sports.
St John the Evangelist Catholic Primary School in Otara made a road safety video with students with four key road safety messages. This video was shared with all students. Prizes were also given to parents for doing the right thing in the car park and talked to them about road safety. Posters were also displayed with key road safety messages.
Taupo District Council put social media posts up every day with different road safety information, held a road safety competition, and put display boards and ribbons up on public walkways.
Waitakiri Primary School students stood outside the school gates before and after school each morning promoting road safety messages to their families and wider community.
Year 12 students from Whakatane High School planned and delivered Beep Beep! lessons to 7 year olds at the local primary school.