Schools are encouraged to emphasise the importance of road safety through policies and procedures. An example road safety education policy is given here.
Policies are effective when they are viewed as living documents, developed and reviewed through community consultation. The policy should reflect the types of travel undertaken by the school community.
Road safety education policy example [DOCX, 31 KB]
Road safety education policy example [PDF, 189 KB]
Example policy updated November 2021.
The example policy does not provide comprehensive coverage of all possible road safety issues. It has an emphasis on road safety education for students through:
Any school creating a road safety policy will need to consider the learning needs of students and the road environment of its community.
Please note: this web page and example policy documents provide guidance only. Boards of Trustees and Principals must ensure their own school policies and procedures meet all legal requirements.
Health and safety management (Ministry of Education)(external link)
Children's Act 2014 requirements for schools and kura (Ministry of Education)(external link)
Guidelines for Assessing Road Safety Education for Young People
School Traffic Safety Teams Manual
Covers school patrols, school wardens and bus wardens.
Driving times and breaks for school trips
New Zealand Police school portal(external link)
Traffic management at schools (Ministry of Education)(external link)