John David Thomas Williamson, Whangārei
Queen's Service Medal for services to the community
Northland Road Safety Trust chairman John Williamson says he's just one of many people who have volunteered their lives to help others.
"'It's better late than never'"
"On average, texting drivers take their eyes off the road for up to 5 seconds at a time. At 90kph, that’s travelling the length of a football field completely blind."
"'The best car safety device is a rear-view mirror with a cop in it'"
"Despite popular belief, hands-free and Bluetooth operation aren’t safer—that cognitive load is still present"
"'Drinking and driving: there are stupider things, but it's a very short list'"