Road Safety Week activities 2023
Over 1,000 schools, kindergartens, companies, community groups and road safety professionals registered to take part in Road Safety Week 2023 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 in Auckland, along with other icons around the country, shone 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. It was attended by Brake, sponsors Waka Kotahi and Beca, and representatives from others including Auckland Transport, emergency services, Vector Lights, ACC and the Yellow Ribbon Road Safety Alliance.
Beca, Waka Kotahi and contractors visited schools around the country to run road safety activities about staying safe around road works, storytime sessions with the book My Mum is Queen of the Road / Ko tōku Māmā te Kuini o te Rori and road safety discussions.
Active Explorers Masterton held a road safety walk to teach the children about road safety and how to cross the road safely. They also made signs to remind local drivers to look out for children.
Fairhaven Primary School, Te Puke senior students promoted safe and active travel to the school community. The school is based on a busy road with truck traffic and road safety messages were communicated to local drivers through posters, banners and newsletters.
Far North Road Safety visited local Road Safety Heroes in their community to thank them for their work, and highlighted them on social media.
Glenfield School, Auckland took part in Road Patrol Superhero Day, held a road safety competition, and had a zebra crossing safety promotion for students.
HEB Construction worked with local schools to raise awareness of road safety and run activities.
Horizons Regional Council encouraged parents to be road safety heroes and shared messaging around child seats. They held a roadside checkpoint with Police and child restraint technicians. They also produced advertorials and social media content to raise awareness.
KiwiRail shared road safety messages with staff and business partners.
Makoura College, Carterton's Babysitters Club ran a road safety-themed wheels day for their play session with pre-schoolers during the week.
Manaaki Ability Trust, Wellington promoted road safety to their clients.
Nayland College, Nelson incorporated road safety into literacy lessons for Year 11 students, with a focus on safe driving.
Southern Cross Campus School, Auckland took part in the Road Patrol Superhero Day, and promoted road safety through displays and assemblies.
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. The #LoveTaupo sign lit yellow for the week, and crash investigator workshops were held with Year 12 students.
Te Aroha College SADD Team ran a number of activities including a Kahoot! quiz, drink-drive goggles obstacle course, Focus or Fail activity, and invited the local fire service to give a road safety demonstration.
Te Kura Amorangi o Whakawatea students learned about where it is safe to walk, ride and play in their local area. They incorporated road safety into literacy lessons, held a competition, promoted drop off and pick up safety to drivers.
Thames Early Childhood Education Centre held a bike day and invited their local community police officer to talk to the children about road safety.
VT Transport Ltd highlighted road safety messages with the drivers of their vehicle fleet.
Waimataitai School, Timaru, students studied road safety as part of their health modules. The local police officer attended to teach students how to cross the road safely.
Waikanae School raised awareness with drivers about slowing down around school and not parking in places that block the view of pedestrians using the crossing. Students also learned about keeping safe on their way to and from school.
Winchester School, Palmerston North took part in Road Patrol Superhero Day. Students also raised awareness in the local community reminding drivers to slow down and look out for kids.