Road Safety Week 8 - 14 May 2017
Road Safety Week 2017 will take place 8 - 14 May, and will coincide with the 4th UN Global Road Safety Week and the theme is Save lives #SlowDown, in line with the UN theme.
Road Safety Week is a community event held annually in May, promoted by Brake but run by you. It's your opportunity to get great publicity and attention for a road safety campaign run by you in your town, company, club, school or kindy. Whoever you are, wherever you live, help raise awareness of the terrible carnage on NZ roads by getting involved in Road Safety Week. Use the links below to sign up, find out more, and get planning!
To keep you informed about our next Road Safety Week as it approaches and get free resources to use during the week register now.
You can also order extra resources to support your activities. Find out more.
Whether you are a school, kindy, company, emergency or road safety professional, or community group, it's easy to get involved in Road Safety Week. Scroll down this page to find out about the theme of Road Safety Week then check out our Road Safety Week planning tips for ideas of activities to set up.
Do you work with 5-11 year olds? You can help with Brake's research by completing our short "hands-up" survey with the children you work with. Simply download the survey and return to us by Friday 7 April.
Raise awareness and fundraise
There are lots of ways to get involved in Road Safety Week, run road safety activities in your school/company/community and fundraise for Brake at the same time. Activities you can do include:
- Beep Beep! Day
- Bright Day
- Virtual Run
If you're raising money for Brake in Road Safety Week find out how to send your money to Brake.
Road Safety Week 2016 - Be a #roadsafetyhero
RSW 2016 took place 16 - 22 May. Thanks to everyone who took part! We called on all road users, but particularly drivers, to be a 'road safety hero'. We can all be road safety heroes and play a part in making our roads safer. We focused on the golden rules for safe driving as outlined in the Brake Pledge. We also created #roadsafetyhero videos thanks to support from Thrifty Car Rental NZ, circulated on social media through our Twitter and Facebook pages.
Even though the week is over, you can still be a #roadsafetyhero!
Tell us about a local #roadsafetyhero! We want to hear about people who are campaigning, raising awareness or doing other activities to support road safety. Tell us more about them.
Show you're a #roadsafetyhero with our signboard. A really easy way to show your support for Road Safety Week - print off this year's #roadsafetyhero signboard, write your road safety message on it, take a selfie, post it on social media and tag us in it on Facebook or Twitter.
Keep up to date with Brake
Sign up to our Brake bulletin, keeping you up to date with all Brake activities including Road Safety Week .
Tell us what you did
Activities that schools, companies and communities are holding in RSW 2017
Activities that schools, companies and communities held in RSW 2016
Activities that schools, companies and communities held in RSW 2015
Activities that schools, companies and communities held in RSW 2014
Activities that schools, companies and communities held in RSW 2013
Activities that schools, companies and communities held in RSW 2012
Thanks to our supporters
Brake couldn't run Road Safety Week without help from our headline sponsors, QBE Insurance, supporting sponsors Thrifty Car Rental NZ, and a number of other valued supporters and partners.
Read more about our Road Safety Week supporters.
Road Safety Week evaluations
Read the evaluation report for Road Safety Week 2016.
Read the evaluation report for Road Safety Week 2015.
Read the evaluation report for Road Safety Week 2014.
Read the evaluation report for Road Safety Week 2013.
Read the evaluation report for Road Safety Week 2012.
This page is kindly sponsored by QBE Insurance.