Road Safety Week

This week is Road Safety Week! 

NZ's Road Safety Week coincides with the UN Global Road Safety Week and the theme this year is low speed streets for life. Low speed streets save lives! 

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

Brake is a road safety charity that 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 - kindys, schools, youth clubs, community campaigners, employers, sports clubs, fire officers, local councils, paramedics, driving instructors... you name it!

Brake have created a number of resources and games to inform all ages about road safety, right from early childhood through to working adults. Check them out on their website and if you can, please support Brake in their efforts by making a donation here: 

A big shoutout also to NZTA for sponsoring Brake's 10th year advocating for safer roads!

And read more about the UN's work with road safety here: 

As always, if you need help with safety on your roads or around your business, get in touch with Vanguard who will come on site or work with you over the phone to find the best possible solution.