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It’s Road Safety Week this week 6 -12 May

It’s Road Safety Week this week 6 -12 May

Posted May 06, 2019
Music / Entertainment / Events , Road Info

Road Safety Week aims to inspire communities to take action on road safety and promote life-saving messages during the Week and beyond.

Road Safety Week is coordinated annually by Brake, 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 says, “New Zealand has a poor road safety record compared to some other developed countries. In 2018, 382 people lost their lives on our roads. Issues such as drink driving, drug driving, distractions, speed and people not wearing seat belts contribute to a high number of deaths and serious injuries on our roads. 
We have a transport system that needs significant improvement to help save lives and reduce injuries on our roads.

No death on the road is acceptable. Everyone should be entitled to safe and healthy mobility.

A Vision Zero approach to road safety recognises that people make mistakes, and that the road system can help to reduce the severity of the outcome of those mistakes to help reduce deaths and serious injuries. A combination of measures to improve roads and roadsides, implement safe speed limits, improve the safety of vehicles and of road users, along with ensuring post-crash response is effective when a crash happens, has been proven overseas to save lives.”