Council works alongside other community groups, and Rotorua's urban and rural school communities to help make their road sides and school zones safer for students, school staff, and local residents. This involves providing resources, safety reccommendations, and workshops or events with local school students.
Celebrating our tamariki that help make school crossings safe
Every year hundreds of senior students from our local primary schools step up to help keep other students safe on school buses and at pedestrian crossings. The students need to pass a high level of training provided by School Community officers from the NZ Police. Students give up their time before and after school to help everyone get across the road safely. At the end of the year, Council recognises their efforts by hosting them at the Aquatic Centre for a day of swimming and fun activities.
Ka rawe, kids! Thank you for your dedication and excellent contribution to the safety of our community.
Rural Schools Road Safety Review
Between November 2019 and February 2020, independant consultants undertook a study on the safety of roads directly outside of Rotorua's rural schools, and created a report outlining how a 'safe systems approach' could be taken to enhance the safety of rural school communities.
Council is working closely with Rotorua's rural schools to enhance the safety of the roads outside these schools.
Events and expos
Road Safety Youth Expo
- Identify with being part of a driving family
- Take responsibility for themselves, their mates and other road users
- Make good choices and better decisions
Thank you to Rotorua's four Rotary clubs, who have been involved with the Rotorua Road Safety Youth Expo since its inception in 2010.
Council uses Puppet Vision to engage with young children about road safety.
Puppet Vision delivers Council's road safety messaging in a fun and light hearted way at pre-schools, urban and rural primary schools, and at expos.
To enquire about the next planned road safety puppet show, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.