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VTNZ Urges Drivers To Slow Down For Road Safety Week 2021

VTNZ is joining hundreds of organisations, schools, and
community groups in Aotearoa taking part in Road Safety Week
(17-23 May). We’re running a social media
campaign to spread lifesaving messages around
the dangers of speeding, and other driver and vehicle safety

Country Manager Greg O’Connor says “this
week VTNZ is reminding everyone of how the speed they travel
affects other people, and why safe speeds are important. We
need to educate young people sitting their driver licence
tests that speeding doesn’t just mean driving above the
speed limit – it also means driving too fast for the
conditions. And we need to educate vehicle owners that
driving at any speed with an unsafe vehicle, for example one
with worn-out tyres or poorly maintained brakes, can lead to
dire consequences.

Brake, the organisation behind Road
Safety Week, is asking people to ‘Go Yellow’ for Road
Safety Week by wearing yellow or displaying a yellow ribbon.
VTNZ’s 180 Driver Testing Officers will be wearing yellow
ribbons throughout the week as they conduct restricted and
full licence testing around the country.


VTNZ’s mission is to be the driving force
behind driver and vehicle safety in New Zealand. That starts
with making sure that Kiwi drivers and their vehicles are
fit for the road. From learner drivers to long-haul
truckers, from commutes to cross-country trips, from
livelihoods to lives, there’s a lot riding on what they


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