Road Safety Week to benefit whole community

May 14, 2021 9:00 am

Road Safety Week 2021 is about to kick off, and will take place around the country from May 17 to 23.

Road Safety Week is coordinated annually by road safety charity Brake and involves hundreds of schools, organisations, and communities each year.

Brake works to prevent road death and injury, make streets and communities safer, and supports the victims of road crashes. Brake started Road Safety Week in New Zealand in 2012 as an annual event to raise awareness about road safety and promote steps that everyone can take to stop these needless deaths and injuries year-round. Brake has also coordinated Road Safety Week in the UK since 1997.

Road Safety Week aims to inspire communities to take action on road safety and promote life-saving messages during the week and beyond. It also provides a focal point for professionals working in road safety to boost awareness and engagement in their work.

All sorts of people get involved–kindies, schools, youth clubs, community campaigners, employers, sports clubs, fire officers, local councils, paramedics, driving instructors…you name it!

To find out more, see: http://www.roadsafetyweek.org.nz.