Road Safety Week activities 2021
Over 950 schools, kindergartens, companies, community groups and road safety professionals registered to take part in Road Safety Week 2021 and hold awareness-raising events or campaigns in their communities.
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The Auckland Harbour Bridge Vector Lights, along with other icons around the country, shone yellow throughout Road Safety Week to raise awareness of road safety. Find out more.
An event was held in Auckland to mark the start of the week and the lighting up of the Auckland Harbour Bridge. It was attended by Brake, sponsors Waka Kotahi and Beca, and representatives from others including Auckland Transport, NZ Police, Vector Lights, ACC and the Yellow Ribbon Road Safety Alliance.
The Minister of Transport, Hon Michael Wood, and the Green Party Transport Spokesperson Hon Julie Anne Genter, met with children from Brooklyn School in Wellington, and representatives from Waka Kotahi, NZ Police, Brake, Cycling Action Network and Living Streets to raise awareness of the UN Global Road Safety Week's Streets for Life #Love30 campaign and highlight why safe speeds are important, particularly around schools.
Brookby School ran a campaign outside the school reminding drivers to slow down.
Epsom Girls Grammar School promoted sustainable travel to school and encouraged the use of public transport by students.
Flow promoted road safety to both staff and external contacts, throughout the week.
Hopscotch Preschool held a Wheels Day where the children brought their bike or scooter to the centre and learnt about road safety.
Mauku School made posters to share road safety messages for the local community. The best posters were printed up and displayed outside the school.
Neuron Mobility ran Scoot Safe workshops for university students in Dunedin.
Royal Oak Intermediate School held activities throughout the week, finishing with a school assembly on the Friday with a number of speakers sharing road safety messages.
Southland District Council worked with Plunket, Police and Kindergarten South to run the Bright Sparks roadshow with local kindergartens, with young children learning key road safety messages.
St Joseph's Catholic Primary students monitored the speed of cars going past the school.
Taupo District Council organised a video projection on Lake Taupo each evening during the week, in memory of the people killed on Taupo roads and highlighting the ripple effect that this has on families and communities.
Waihi Central School ran a statistical survey to monitor how many students have to cross a 70km/h stretch of road to get to school.
Z Energy raised awareness of Road Safety Week on their social media pages.