Websites related to youth and road safety education.
Safer Journeys is the government's strategy to guide improvements in road safety through to 2020. The strategy's vision is a safe road system increasingly free of death and serious injury and introduces the Safe System approach to New Zealand.
The Safe System recognises that people make mistakes and are vulnerable in a crash. It reduces the price paid for a mistake so crashes don't result in loss of life or limb. Mistakes are inevitable - deaths and serious injuries from road crashes are not. Includes the video "The difference between life and death".
This site is home for a global network of youth groups who campaign on road safety. There are some nifty resources – check out the surreal safety posters, for example, which make you take a second look at issues like speeding or driving with safety belts. Students groups in your school can join the network in order to share their stories and gain access to further news and resources. Drag and click on a world map to read about safety awareness projects happening overseas.
Drive is a free website and learning tool created by the New Zealand Transport Agency and ACC. It's the first phase of an ongoing project designed to help young people become confident, capable drivers.
This government website has tools to compare cars by safety performance and fuel economy. It's created for car buyers so is a handy resource for teenagers saving for their first purchase. You can download used car safety ratings which are based on police crash statistics from Australia and New Zealand. It's interesting to see which models gets five stars. A search and compare function makes for quick comparisons between similar cars. You can also get data on a car by entering its number plate.
Part of the NZ Transport Agency website, this is a comprehensive collection of safety ads for print, radio and TV. All can be viewed or downloaded. It includes videos of current ads, such as 'Mistakes'. English and media studies classes can access background documents explaining why each ad campaign was created, what the intended message is and who makes up the target audience.Follow NZ Transport Agency's board Road safety ad campaigns on Pinterest.
UK government site providing education resources for road safety professionals, teachers and parents.
To complement the core traffic safety education program for secondary schools, VicRoads and partners provide a wide range of enrichment resources and programs.