View details on the upcoming motorcycle and scooter training course here.
The Council's Road Safety Co-ordinator carries out road safety education in the local community. The position is partially funded by Land Transport NZ under its Community Road Safety Programme.
The Road Safety Co-ordinator's main task is to liaise with community groups and organisations, creating networks and bringing about positive change in road safety outcomes.
This work promotes 'ownership' of road safety, and brings the community closer to the development of a 'road safety culture'. It reflects the continued emphasis expressed in the Community Plan on road safety improvements and steps to reduce the number of crashes occurring on the District's roads.
Road Safety Culture
Encouraging and promoting a Road Safety culture can be best achieved via the community development model. Key stakeholders and the community meet to identify the problems and work together on strategies for solutions, ensuring community ownership of both the issue and its solution.
The three main approaches for working on road safety issues are:
Kāpiti Road Safety
Each year Land Transport NZ reports on the road safety issues particular to Kāpiti, providing information on crash trends and crash factors.
Through the Community Road Safety Programme applications are made to Land Transport NZ to assist with road safety projects and programmes to help address the identified problems.
Key priority areas identified for Kapiti are:
- mature road users
- rear-end/obstructions collisions
- intersection collisions
- alcohol/drugs and driving
- young, inexperienced drivers
Resources that have been developed to promote road safety in Kapiti are:
- Changing Gears in Later Year (PDF, 20 pages, 1.2mb)
Booklet about retiring from driving available free from the AA, Kapiti Coast District Council, Greypower, and Land Transport NZ
- The Positive Guide for Mature Drivers
Booklets available free from the AA, Kāpiti Coast District Council, Greypower, and Land Transport NZ
- Negotiating Kāpiti Intersections Safely
An 11 minute video available at 'Safe with Age' courses (see below), or from the Road Safety Coordinator
- Wheels on Kāpiti
Video about Defensive Cycling
- Ki runga nga huarahi
Road safety video in Te Reo Maori for Kohanga Reo tamariki and their whanau.
For further information on Road Safety in Kapiti contact the Road Safety Coordinator.
Driving with Confidence (previously Safe With Age)
Driving with confidence is an awareness course for mature road users, offered free of charge.
You are guided through two 2-hour sessions, which you complete one week apart.
All courses are held at the Kāpiti Community Centre in Ngahina St, Paraparaumu on Thursdays every two months. Sessions run from 9.45am. to 12.00pm.
Check the poster for 2011 session dates and contact details.
Contract School Travel Plan
Background information available on the following links is relevant:
The following websites offer further information on road safety: