This week marks Road Safety Week, where we take the chance to highlight ways to keep each other safe on New Zealand’s roads. This year’s theme is Save Lives, #Speakup, and the week coincides with the United Nations Global Road Safety Week. So what does road safety look like to you? #SpeakUp and post a reply below!
This year we’ve lost too many people on our roads. No death on the road is acceptable. Everyone is entitled to safe and healthy mobility. Here at AMI, we’re committed to making our communities safer for everyone. We’ve helped to fund advanced warning signs for rural intersections – so drivers get an early head’s up to slow down – as well as supporting youth training in over 80 schools through Road Safety Education (RSE) , a nationwide organisation helping young people change the way they think about road safety and lay the foundation for safe road use throughout their lives. There has been huge success through RSE’s RYDA programme and in some areas with their Good2GO programme, which is run for students at schools such as Tāmaki College in Auckland.
Road Safety Week encourages us all to take a pledge – what can we as individuals do to improve road safety? Will you avoid all mobile phone use or take more breaks during long road trips? Save Lives, #SpeakUp below and tell us what your pledge is.
Check out the Road Safety Week website for more helpful tips.
We want to celebrate the unsung heroes who are keeping our country going through lockdown.
Frontline nurse Debra Larsen's life has turned into a "real whirlwind" since the coronavirus outbreak began.
She's been so busy setting up testing centres around the Waikato. and helping them run smoothly that she's barely seen her two teenage daughters.
Do you know a coronavirus lockdown champion who deserves to be recognised? Tell us about them in the comments below.
To read more about Debra's life on the frontline, click here.
Had my daily walk today again, [ yes out again Anne ], and in the same time frame as Sunday, when I counted 60 vehicles on the road, there was 65 whilst on Tues the comparative count was approx 62. Although, without stopping every vehicle to prove their legitimate reason for travel, it does raise the question in my mind that with the food markets and pharmacies shut today where were they all going?
Please note those wishing to get onto an argument re the rights and wrongs this is just an observation of mine you don't have to prove to me why you were out and about in your vehicle.
Went for a 25 minute walk on Sunday along Guppy Rd between Tait Drive and Cornwall Rd and counted 60 vehicles. Slower walk of 33 minutes on Tuesday resulted in a count of 84 vehicles and on both days many had 2 or more passengers. It would appear that many folk are just ignoring the common sense advice. Anyone else noticed the volume of traffic seems high given the circumstances?