Road Safety Week 7 - 13 May 2018
Road Safety Week 2018 will take place 7 - 13 May, and the theme will be seat belts and distractions.
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.
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 2017 - Save Lives #SlowDown
RSW 2017 took place 8 - 14 May. Thanks to everyone who took part! We called on drivers to save lives by slowing down, particularly around schools and in communities. The week coincided with the UN Global Road Safety Week and we used the official UN signboard, encouraging people to create their own #SlowDown message. Thanks to sponsorship from QBE Insurance we also worked with Safekids Aotearoa and Dr Michelle Dickinson (aka Nanogirl) to create a video on the science of speed, which was circulated on social media through our Twitter and Facebook pages.
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.