4th UN Global Road Safety Week (8-14 May 2017)

Road Safety Week NZ will coincide with the UN Global Road Safety Week in 2017, and the theme is #SlowDown. 

Why slow down?

  • Slowing down is very safe. We all want to arrive safely at our destination. By slowing down, we make our roads safer for our children, families and friends.
  • Small changes, big results. Research shows that a 5% cut in average speed can lead to a 30% reduction in the number of fatal road traffic crashes.
  • Speed up the solutions. When the world commits to #SlowDown and implements evidence-based solutions, road traffic accidents will fall, and we will save lives.

We are partnering this year with Brake NZ, and we are encouraging organisations, schools and communities to take part. 

Download a #SlowDown selfie signboard here. More information about organising Road Safety Week events below.

Motor vehicle traffic crashes in NZ
Traffic-related child injuries in NZ


Number of children killed each year.


Number of children hospitalised with serious injury.


49% of children were injured as passengers in a crash, 39% were pedestrians.

Download a signboard here and post it on Facebook with the #SlowDown hashtag. 

Register your event here and download the UN's Slow Down Days Toolkit to help you with planning and running your Road Safety Week activity.

Keep updated on our FacebookTwitter and LinkedIn as we head for Road Safety Week (8-14 May).