VTNZ Urges Drivers To Slow Down For Road Safety Week 2021
VTNZ is joining hundreds of organisations, schools, and community groups in Aotearoa taking part in Road Safety Week (17-23 May). We’re running a social media awareness campaign to spread lifesaving messages around the dangers of speeding, and other driver and vehicle safety tips.
Country Manager Greg O’Connor says “this week VTNZ is reminding everyone of how the speed they travel affects other people, and why safe speeds are important. We need to educate young people sitting their driver licence tests that speeding doesn’t just mean driving above the speed limit – it also means driving too fast for the conditions. And we need to educate vehicle owners that driving at any speed with an unsafe vehicle, for example one with worn-out tyres or poorly maintained brakes, can lead to dire consequences.
Brake, the organisation behind Road Safety Week, is asking people to ‘Go Yellow’ for Road Safety Week by wearing yellow or displaying a yellow ribbon. VTNZ’s 180 Driver Testing Officers will be wearing yellow ribbons throughout the week as they conduct restricted and full licence testing around the country.
VTNZ’s mission is to be the driving force behind driver and vehicle safety in New Zealand. That starts with making sure that Kiwi drivers and their vehicles are fit for the road. From learner drivers to long-haul truckers, from commutes to cross-country trips, from livelihoods to lives, there’s a lot riding on what they do.