Road Safety Week activities 2022
Over 1,000 schools, kindergartens, companies, community groups and road safety professionals registered to take part in Road Safety Week 2022 and hold awareness-raising events or campaigns in their communities.
Take a look at more photos from Road Safety Week activities on our Facebook page.
The Harbour Bridge Vector Lights and Sky Tower in Auckland, along with other icons around the country, will shine yellow during 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 and Sky Tower. 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.
Beca donated copies of the book My Mum is Queen of the Road / Ko tōku Māmā te Kuini o te Rori to 150 primary schools around the country. An accompanying teacher resource was also distributed to support the book and help teachers to hold road safety discussions around the themes in the book. Beca staff, alongside Waka Kotahi and other partners also held special storytime sessions with 15 schools as part of the week.
BLENNZ Auckland students learnt about crossing the road and navigating their way in the community with Orientation and Mobility Specialists. They created displays using visual tactile information and/or braille to share road safety messages with the school community and whanau. They also created a short video on road safety informing people how they can support a blind person in the community.
Central Hawke's Bay District Council held a series of events including a colouring competition through libraries, a roadside checkpoint event at a local college, an e-bike cycle workshop and a cycle safety event for children.
East Gore School, Gore raised awareness with students and parents/carers about the importance of using child seats when travelling in vehicles, and teaching students about crossing the road safely.
Fleetcoach promoted Road Safety Week and road safety awareness to staff, customers and other fleet contacts.
Hutt Central School, Lower Hutt ran the Pedal Ready cycling programme in school as part of the week.
Macandrew Bay School, Dunedin raised awareness of road safety issues, reminded drivers to slow down around school, and used student voice to help the local community understand their safety concerns.
Mt Pleasant School, Christchurch students reminded drivers to drive safely around their school, promoted walking and scootering, and raised awareness of road safety issues around the school, such as the need for more footpaths.
Northland Transportation Alliance held a covid-friendly relay with their road safety heroes (emergency services, local council, Waka Kotahi, road workers and others) to represent the number of lives lost on Northland's roads last year. It was supported with media coverage and articles highlighting heroes in the community.
Plunket Auckland's Injury Prevention Team organised four car seat check clinics across Auckland with free anchor bolt installations if needed. The clinics were held at Glenfield, Northwest mall, Mt Wellington and Manurewa, and were supported by Auckland Transport.
Safelite, Palmerston North promoted safety around carrying bikes on the back of vehicles with cycling clubs, schools and the general public. They offered individuals and families the chance to buy a Safelite at cost.
Stratford High School, Taranaki, students held lunchtime events to raise awareness of road safety, such as a distractions obstacle course, road safety facts scavenger hunt, chalk drawings and a pledge wall.
Students Against Dangerous Driving (SADD) / Kaitiaki o Ara student groups around the country held activities in their schools to raise awareness of road safety such as creating short video clips about their road safety heroes, holding Go Yellow days and joining in a road safety quiz organised by Beca.
Tainui School, Dunedin will be celebrating the mahi done by the road patrol teams and celebrating those who walk, cycle and scoot to school.
Taupo District Council held a Road Safety Day to celebrate the work of local professionals who reduce casualties and care for people affected by crashes. Activities on the day included live demonstrations, the Waka Kotahi Decepta car display, and cycling instructors.
Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Ngati Kahungunu ki Heretaunga, Hastings, organised a challenge for tamariki to create a road safety poster to be shared with the community.