Road Safety Week 2024 will take place 20 – 26 May, and communities are being encouraged to sign up and start planning for the week now.
The week, which is coordinated by Brake, the road safety charity, will have the theme Be a road safety hero, recognising everyone who helps to make our roads safer and support people after a crash, and highlighting how we can all play a part in making journeys safer for everyone.
Individuals, families and organisations can access free electronic resources and guidance to help them get involved. Go to www.roadsafetyweek.org.nz/action-pack to register to get a free e-action pack once they become available in March 2024. This will include downloadable posters to display during the week, activity resources, advice, and activity ideas.
There are also ideas for taking part in the week on the website, and links to useful resources from other organisations.
More details of plans for Road Safety Week will be released in early 2024.
Road Safety Week has been engaging communities in road safety for more than ten years and is a great chance for community groups, families, and schools to take action on local road safety issues and raise awareness to prevent needless casualties.
Brake is also seeking local Road Safety Heroes to feature during the week. If there’s someone in your community who deserves to be recognised, such as an emergency service or road safety professional, a local road safety campaigner, a school crossing patrol, or someone who has been bereaved or injured in a crash and is advocating for safer roads, Brake would be keen to hear from you. Please contact us on email@example.com.
Caroline Perry, Brake’s NZ Director said: “Road Safety Week provides a great opportunity to focus attention on how the safety of our roads impacts all our daily lives. In 2024 we’re encouraging communities to identify and acknowledge their local road safety heroes, and to raise awareness of how we can all help to make roads safer. Register for Road Safety Week today to get your free action pack with ideas for getting involved.”