These values are very important in operating a business and acknowledging the well being of your staff, your customers and their families.
If you would like to support a Northland Road Safety initiative or have one of your own initiatives/ideas, we would love to hear from you. Please feel free to get in touch using the contact form below.
Ways in which you can support & help promote road safety
- Does your business have an active safe driving policy? ACC Safe Driving Policy Document
- Do you engage in radio, print and on-line advertising/promotions? Include road safety and safe driving tips in your material.
- Health & Safety meetings? How often do you discuss safe driving practices, e.g. not using cellphones when driving, safe vehicles – ANCAP rated?
- Do you provide incentives or rewards for staff who perform above and beyond company expectations around safe and economic driving practices?
- There are a number of road safety partners working across Northland in a wide variety of projects – Areas targeted revolve around the Police description of key risks – RIDS – Restraints – Impairment – Distractions – Speed
Driver Check Contact the Waka Kotahi – NZTA to subscribe to Driver Check – so you can be notified if new and existing staff are licensed drivers. Remember that vehicles driven by unlicensed drivers can be impounded by the police, so companies need to check the validity of their employees’ driver licences before allowing them to drive company vehicles. Rental companies are responsible for ensuring they only rent vehicles to licensed drivers.
Support could include:
- merchandise such as calendars for staff &/or members of the public, with road safety reminders & tips. Messages can be simple such as – Drive to the Conditions – Make it Click (seatbelts) – Drive Alive, Drive Sober – Drive Fresh, Take a Break –
- Driver Reviver/Fatigue Stops – are held intermittently in Northland at peak holiday periods on SH 1 locations at Uretiti in the Whangarei District, & Waiomio in the Far North District. Drivers that stop for a break are rewarded with refreshments and are given information about fatigue management and other road safety resources. Long distance drivers (cars & trucks) and tourists (many hop in rental vehicles straight off long tiring flights) are a key target group. Joint funding/resourcing of these stops is possible, promoting road safety and fatigue management.
- Truck Education Stops – similar to a Driver Reviver stop but targets truck drivers – basic health checks are offered to drivers – these are carried out by qualified nurses – health information including fatigue management, smoking cessation and healthy eating tips is handed out to the drivers. Three of these Truck Education Stops are held annually – voluntary participation in surveys helps us better understand the needs of drivers and areas that need to be targeted for healthier and safer drivers on our roads.
If you interested in supporting us or have any questions, please contact us