The Northland Road Safety Association (NRSA) is recognised as an active group coordinating road safety fatigue stops operating northbound on State Highway 1 at Uretiti. These are held at peak holiday periods over summer period (Labour Weekend to Easter) – usually prior to long weekends when the roads are very busy with northbound drivers very tired and in need of breaks from driving long distances and some refreshments.
Depending on weather conditions approx. six fatigue stops are planned each year at Uretiti which is near Ruakaka, in the Whangarei district.
The setting up of the Stops and safety at the site is managed by an STMS operating under an approved Traffic Management Plan. Volunteers get involved with helping the STMS setting out the road cones and parking lay-outs. Additionally there is a team of ladies that give out refreshments and engage with the motorists that stop.
The Association includes volunteers as well as supporters from the emergency services, ACC, health agency, roading contractors and the local and regional Councils.
The Association has lost a long standing and valued volunteer Secretary. If you would like to join a very friendly and enthusiastic group to utilise your skills in a very worthwhile road safety environment please get in touch. Committee meets in central Whangarei about 6 times during the year coordinating the Fatigue Stops and volunteers. The Agendas & Minutes of the meetings are simple notes of business and actions required. The commitment would be approx 20 hrs. during the year which includes meeting times and typing up minutes and correspondence.
Contact Ian Crayton-Brown – Ph 470 1259 or email firstname.lastname@example.org